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,…

IRIS at the Internet Governance Forum

Between December 5th and 9th, researchers from the Institute for Research on Internet and Society (IRIS) participated actively in the discussions of the Internet Governance Forum – IGF 2016, held in Guadalajara, Mexico. Associated with the United Nations General Assembly, this is a multi-stakeholder forum, which includes the most diverse actors in discussions on public…

Freedom on the Net Report 2016

Release of the Freedom on the Net 2016 report The Freedom on the Net 2016 report was released on November 14, 2016 regarding the freedom of online users around the globe. Among the main conclusions of the report are: Decline for the sixth consecutive year of online freedom in the world (including in Brazil); Two-thirds…

Internet Dispute: Forum-Selection clause and denial of justice in web-signed contracts

The rules of Private International Law contain elements to establish the jurisdiction to which a particular matter, related to an international dispute, shall be referred to. Parties involved in a legal relationship, however, can modify the jurisdiction defined in such rules by including, in a contract, a clause in which they choose a different court,…

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.…