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Series Conclusion and Summary: Intermediaries and Free Expression Under the GDPR, in Brief

Europe’s pending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) threatens free expression and access to information on the Internet.  The threat comes from erasure requirements that work in ways the drafters may not have intended -- and that are not necessary to achieve the Regulation’s data protection purposes. 

The Little Girl with the Big Voice

The Little Girl with the Big Voice examines the struggles of women and children in the early 1930's and 40's through the eyes of Mary Small, a child prodigy, restless wife and dedicated mother whose resilience in the face of constant challenges made her a defining symbol of her generation. Although she was undoubtedly one of the most recognizable stars of the Golden Age, she disappeared an unknown, became a ward of the court and her possessions were discarded in the city dump. She never received so much as an obituary.

Intermediary Liability Implications of Proposed Brazilian Libel Law Reform

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

A User-Focused Commentary on the TPP’s ISP Safe Harbors

               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.

             

Blaming cryptography (and Snowden) again.

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.

To wit:

The New York Times led the 'reporting' with this ...

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