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Brazilian Copyright Collectives Indicted for Fraud

Brazil has been hit with a major copyright scandal as 15 directors of a local copyright collective have been indicted for fraud. The Brazilian Senate has proposed changes to the legal regulation of copyright collectives wth an emphasis on increased transparency.

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May 1, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Brazil, India Speak Out Against ACTA

Officials from both Brazil and India has spoken out against ACTA.  Brazilian officials say they do not recognize the legitimacy of the treaty, while Indian officials say they have other priorities and do not see what they would gain from ACTA.

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October 12, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

Brazil’s Approach on Anti-Circumvention: Penalties For Hindering Fair Dealing

The Supreme Court of Canada has been very active on copyright issues over the past decade with cases such as Theberge, CCH, and Tariff 22.  In the Theberge case, Justice Binnie identifed a crucial point when it comes to striking the right balance on copyright, stating

“The proper balance among these and other public policy objectives lies not only in recognizing the creator’s rights but in giving due weight to their limited nature.  In crassly economic terms it would be as inefficient to overcompensate artists and authors for the right of reproduction as it would be self-defeating to undercompensate them.”

Brazil recently unveiled its much anticipated copyright reform proposal and it provides a statutory example of applying this principle.  Article 107 includes an interesting balance to legal protection for digital locks. 

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July 9, 2010 30 comments News

ACTA Workshop: China, Pakistan, Brazil Express Significant Concerns

I attended a workshop on ACTA in Geneva yesterday that included government attendees from China, India, Pakistan, and other leading developing countries. Some key takeaways: China expressed serious concerns with ACTA as upsetting the IP balance and harming the interests of the developing world.  It argued that this may provide […]

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June 29, 2010 2 comments News

Brazil Decides Against Notice-and-Takedown

TechDirt points to a post at Eric Goldman's blog that reports that Brazil is working on new reforms that reject the U.S. notice-and-takedown approach for Internet intermediaries.

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May 11, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads