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Brazilian Supreme Court Adopts Common Law Tests for Intermediary Liability in Copyright Case

Last month, the Superior Tribunal de Justiça (STJ), the highest appellate court in Brazil for non-constitutional questions of federal law, awarded a landmark decision in a case discussing the liability of the social networking site Orkut for copyright infringing user-generated content on its site. The Court ruled that content providers cannot be held liable for copyright violations committed by third parties if they do not profit from copyright infringement on the part of its users.

Things We STILL Need To Know About Domestic Spying

In two years, section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act will expire. It is essential the public to have confidence that any reforms to section 702 will actually address problems with PRISM and Upstream surveillance. To get that confidence, we have to know a lot more about how the intelligence community is using section 702. That understanding requires more investigation.

Thinking About State and Local Government Cyber Security Exercises: Insights from INCIBE in Spain

Serious cyber attacks and incidents – the kind that have serious long-term consequences - are, thankfully, relatively rare in most state and local governments.  That said, they’re not nearly as uncommon as would be ideal and, perhaps more problematically, they seem to be becoming more common.  So how do these jurisdictions prepare for such events?  Planning, preparedness, and “cyber hygiene” efforts are all valuable, but an important part of the toolkit for learning how to do those tasks more effectively, and for testing existing practices, is through the use of exercises and simulations. 

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