Surveillance on the Internet

Bruna Batista and Luís Israel On the 19th of this month, four years have passed since the Ecuadorian embassy in London granted political asylum to Julian Assange, Australian cyberactivist and editor-in-chief of Wikileaks. The hunt for Assange began in 2010 with the leak of confidential documents from the US government through the wiki. Julian contributed…

Tax Law and the Internet

Anna Flávia Moreira e Flaviano de Oliveira Law focuses on social facts and, if social facts change, the Law also needs to adapt in order to maintain its effectiveness on the new horizons of reality. In this sense, the network society, based on the economic and technological paradigm of information not only reflects in new…

Jurisdiction and internet governance

Luiza Brandão What is jurisdiction? Jurisdiction can be understood as the manifestation of the power and duty of a State to solve conflicts and to impose its decisions in order to promote social peace. In the international context, the jurisdiction would be based on criteria of disputes’ distribution among States, that, once uniform and universal,…

Sharing economy

Lucas Anjos and Tatiana Resende Also called collaborative consumption, the concept of sharing economy has changed paradigms of economic market in recent years. The development of new technologies, besides connecting people, also provides more possibilities for contracting services, consumer goods and skills in a bussiness model independent of formal economic market (see more information here).…

Internet and copyrights in Brazil

Letícia Vial and Marcos Henrique Leroy Intellectual Property in Brazil is generally divided into two big groups: Industrial property It envolves works of utility, industrial and commercial character, and includes studies about trademarks and patents, among others; Copyrights Its a series of rights, with several implications at the context of the Internet. That is why…

Intermediary Liability in Civil Law

Bruno Tavares e Francisco Rogério A provider is the natural or legal person responsible for offering services related to the Internet and its functioning. Law no. 12.965/14 (Civil Rights Framework for the Internet) distinguishes access providers f application providers. However, the doctrine uses more rigorous distinctions, important to characterize more precisely the civil liability, the extension of…

Privacy and data protection

Odélio Porto e Diego Machado The continuous development of computer processing power (Moore’s Law) and the increased use of the internet for various purposes, whether work or social life, among others, have created a greater flow of personal information susceptible to be used and stored by companies and governments in various ways. Reports such as…

Judicial structure of startups – Benefits of formalization (part II)

Anna Flávia Moreira In a series of three texts per week, we will present here the legal benefits of formalization of startups in Brazil: individual micro-entrepreneurs (part I); microentrepreneurs (individual entrepreneurs or EIRELI) and EPP (Part II); and companies (Part III) Private entrepreneurs and EIRELI The structure of a company is the result of three variables:…