Judicial structure of startups in Brazil – Benefits of formalization (part I)

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, company or EIRELI) and EPP (Part II); and companies (Part III). Individual micro-entrepreneurs Informality is still a big problem in Brazilian economy and it has developed intensively over…

Net neutrality

Matheus Rosa and Victor Vieira In April 23 of 2014, Law no. 12.965, popularly known as Civil Rights Framework for the Internet, was sanctioned by president Dilma Rousseff. Amongst the provisions in the Civil Rights Framework, the one that provoked most debates, without a doubt, was net neutrality. What is net neutrality? Net neutrality is…

Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet

Source: Codigo Fonte@Uol Pedro Vilela The Civil Rights Framework for the Internet is the first brazilian legislation concerning Law and Internet. Essentially, it’s a legislative instrument which establishes rights and duties for providers and users of the Internet in Brazil. Nicknamed by several experts as the “Constitution of the Internet in Brazil”, the Civil Rights…

What will change for WhatsApp users with the introduction of the new end-to-end encryption mechanism?

For those adept of the electronic communications services offered by WhatsApp, some recent changes implemented by the platform in a global scale may bring new challenges to Law and to the development of the instant messaging application sector. On the 5th of April, the company activated an end-to-end encryption mechanism for all its users. In…

Why is WhatsApp blocked again?

WhatsApp has once again drawn the attention of the mainstream media due to yet another clash with Justice. By the end of 2015 the app came to be offline for a few hours due to a court order issued by a judge in São Paulo, due to its refusal to handle certain data deemed important…

Legal aspects of Internet Governance

    Photo: Ricardo Matsukawa/NIC.br   The advent of the Internet revolutionized the manner through which human interactions occur, having it happen mostly online. Information, before concentrated in mass communication means, went through a process of decentralization, diversification and democratization, making ways for the user not only to consume, but to also interact with the information.…

Startups, Innovation and Law

Startups, Innovation and Law Description:  From June 2016 to December 2016, the Institute for Research on Internet and Society worked with partners and with the Minas Gerais State Legislature on the public discussions regarding the consolidation of a pioneering legal framework aimed at supporting startups in the State. Known for its innovation hubs, such as…