Internet and Jurisdiction

Internet and jurisdiction: Blocking and network fragmentation mechanisms

The difficulty in adjudicating transnational conflicts originated on the internet has caused governments and companies to seek to prevent the emergence of such disputes. Over the years, new technologies have enabled mechanisms to simulate and adulterate geographical boundaries, identifying or repositioning the origin of users in the global space, then restricting their full access to…

Jurisdiction and conflicts of law in the digital age: regulatory framework of internet regulation

This is the second of several research products developed by our team on our Project on Internet & Jurisdiction. This policy paper is designed to submit the scientific contribution of the Institute for Research on Internet and Society – IRIS to a broader public discussion concerning the existing policy and normative frameworks for the determination…

Government opens public consultation to change the governance model of the Internet Steering Committee in Brazil

The Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) has been working for more than twenty years in Internet governance in Brazil. It was created in 1995 under Fernando Henrique Cardoso government, by a joint administrative rule of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Communications, the Committee is a shared governance entity widely recognized in…

Net Neutrality

Why should the cultural area fight for the net neutrality?

Working with culture, especially the independent one, which searches new partnership and development models, demands us to be activists in many causes. There’s an impact of digital culture in the models for disclosure and distribution of artists and projects, allowing the democratization for accessing cultural goods, broadening the education of audience and art consumption. These…

The nuances of the net neutrality debate

The concept of network neutrality has already been discussed in this blog, but involves certain nuances that are usually neglected in more tabloid-style debates. It is important to reflect on this, because the answers and concepts involved are not merely dichotomous, as one would expect in a simple yes/no debate on the implementation of net…

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…

Free basics, net neutrality and challenges of accessibility in Brazil

Lucas Costa dos Anjos and Marcos Henrique Costa Leroy Initially launched under the name of Internet.org, Free Basics intends to broaden access to the Internet throughout the world, especially in developing countries, like Brazil. According to the research Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação em Domicílios 2014 (Information and Communication Technologies in Households – 2014), 92% of…

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…