Space for Law

The creation of the Internet was dissociate from state norms. At the time, it was considered a world free of the structures of power of the States or of the rules that the Law imposed. This position is clear in John Perry Barlow’s Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace, which also presents the idea of the…

Net neutrality and privacy protection: what does the decree of the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet say

The Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet (Law 12.965/2014), ever since its publication, is considered a very important progress in Brazilian lawmaking, not just because of the matter it regulates, but alto due to the fact that there was broad civil participation through public consultations since 2008. A poignant trait of this law is…

Internet or internets? – The relation between the world wide web and the “local”

When you think about the social impact of the Internet in the world, it is common the interpretation that it has served as a boost to homogeneous globalization, dissolving physical boundaries through a facilitated communication and dissemination of content. But the internet is really producing a global cultural uniformity? It’s not wthat have shown the…

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,…

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…