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…

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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).…

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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…

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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…

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