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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
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.
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.
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.
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 ...