Dia da Internet Segura 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018

The Internet is an essential invention that has undoubtedly changed the world in more ways than we can imagine. Not all of these changes, unfortunately, are positive. We can connect faster to other people, find content easier and transfer various information very fast but care is needed for the safety of the user, because these communication advantages…

Trump, Net Neutrality

Trump and Net Neutrality

Introduction The current US President Donald Trump’s warrant has been the subject of controversy since its begining. The afternoon of Nov. 21 was no different with the announcement by the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, that the Trump government wants to change the rules governing net neutrality in the country –…

Jurisdição e Internet

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…

Internet, Globalização e Lacunas

Internet, Globalization and legal gaps: The Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights as a solution to a (previously) growing jurisprudential inconsistency

Since its popularization in the 1990s, the Internet has been contributing to the Globalization process. The shortening of distances between people around the world meant that not only did communication become infinitely more dynamic, transcending the barriers that previously made it impossible to instantaneously exchange information internationally, but also that companies that do not actually…

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…

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…

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…