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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.

Whatsapp at Risk of Suspension of Services in Brazil

A few weeks ago, a judge of the state of Piauí, in Brazil, ordered Whatsapp to suspend its activities in the country. The judge has also issued orders for the suspension of the service to all telecommunication service providers, compelling them to enforce the measure, considering the service has no representation in Brazil. As the case pertains to the sharing of child pornography through the network, its details are classified.
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