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Several bills pending before the Brazilian Congress seek to institute harsher penalties for crimes against honor and reputation when perpetrated through social networks. Below, you find a summary of the proposed changes to the present Brazilian legal framework and how those changes may impact intermediary liability.
1. The status of crimes against honour in Brazilian law Read more » about Intermediary Liability Implications of Proposed Brazilian Libel Law Reform
This is one of a series of posts about the pending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and its consequences for intermediaries and user speech online. In an earlier introduction and FAQ, I discuss the GDPR’s impact on both data protection law and Internet intermediary liability law. Read more » about Free Expression Gaps in the General Data Protection Regulation
In light of the recent major terrorist attacks - both the siege in Paris and the downing of a Russian airliner on the Sinai Peninsula – concerns about ISIS and its seemingly growing capabilities have been a major topic of Read more » about Thinking About ISIS And Its Cyber Capabilities: Somewhere Between Blue Skies and Falling Ones
This article is part of an IP-Watch and Infojustice.org series analyzing the Trans Pacific Partnership intellectual property provisions by leading experts around the world. The series will publish weekly on Infojustice.org through the first quarter of 2016. Read more » about A User-Focused Commentary on the TPP’s ISP Safe Harbors
As CIS readers may recall, I've been very concerned about the problems associated with the proposed Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Ostensibly designed to combat cyberespionage against United States' corporations, it is instead not a solution to that problem, and fraught with downsides. Read more » about New Professors' Letter Opposing The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015
Less than 2 days after the Daesh attacks in Paris, technology was, predictably, named as an accomplice -- if not an enabler -- of terrorism, crime, and other nefarious outcomes.
The New York Times led the 'reporting' with this ... Read more » about Blaming cryptography (and Snowden) again.