Acesso à Informação, Direito Autoral, Sul Global,

Decolonization of scientific knowledge: counter-hegemony in access to knowledge

One of the concerns often raised when studying the establishment of an international technical-scientific-economic order today is the possibility of creating new forms of domination, through information and communication technologies (ICTs). These disputes over economic and technological dominance would be even more prevalent in cutting edge areas, such as the internet of things – IoT…


Public statement from the Institute of Research on Internet and Society – IRIS about ADC 51/2017

An Action in the Supreme Federal Court discusses international cooperation in cases involving the Internet and the obtation of communications content from users abroad On November 28, 2017, the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) received the Declaratory Action of Constitutionality No. 51. In this action, the Federation of Associations of Brazilian Information Technology Companies, Assespro, aims,…

Tecnologia Social, Tecnologia,

Social Technology: Technique and innovation to promote autonomy

TinkerCAD, Forno solar da Pleno Sol, GNU Image Manipulation Program,Programa Territórios Sustentáveis. These are some initiatives that in an innovative way, and with the use of different systems and tools, contribute to the process of emancipation and transformation of precarious realities. They are conceptually called social technologies. This term is the product of a cumulative…


IRIS joins efforts into reporting for Brazil’s Freedom on the Net Report 2017

About Freedom on the Net Report Freedom on the Net is a Freedom House project consisting of cutting-edge analysis, fact-based advocacy, and on-the-ground capacity building. The Institute for Research on Internet & Society – IRIS and researchers from GNET (Study Group at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais’ Law School) have worked alongside Brazilian rapporteurs in…