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,…

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…

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…