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Brazil's Clean Company Act: how U.S., U.K., and global models may influence enforcement

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Brazil
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  • July 25 2014

Brazil's new anti-bribery law (Law No. 12.8462013), often referred to as the "Clean Company Act," officially took effect on January 29, 2014. This

Brazil - ISP held jointly liable for copyright infringement under its platform

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Brazil
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  • June 19 2013

The Superior Court of Justice ("STJ") ruled that an Internet Service Provider is jointly liable for user-generated content ("UGC") in a case

Brazil bill of law with tax incentives to technology startups is approved by Senate's committee

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Brazil
  • -
  • June 19 2013

On May 28, 2013, the Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications Committee of the Brazilian Senate approved Bill of Law PL 3212012, which

Brazil - tax exemption to e-readers denied by Sao Paulo's Federal Court of Appeals

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Brazil
  • -
  • June 19 2013

A recent decision from Brazilian 3rd region's Federal Court of Appeals (which comprises the States of Sao Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul) provided that

Brazilian government regulates consumer protection for e-commerce and telecommunications

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Brazil
  • -
  • April 15 2013

On March 15, 2013, the Brazilian Government launched a series of measures designed to improve consumer protection in Brazil. The measures were named

Brazilian Internet Steering Committee against SOPA

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Brazil
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  • June 14 2012

On 5 March 2012, the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) approved a resolution stating that it was against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA

New premium TV law becomes effective

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Brazil
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  • June 14 2012

New regulations applicable to premium TV services were approved on 23 March 2012 by the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL

Brazilian government issues regulations on the manufacturing of interactive TVs

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Brazil
  • -
  • May 31 2012

On 9 March 2012, the Brazilian Ministries of Development, Industry and International Commerce (MDIC) and Science, Technology and Innovation (MCT) issued Joint Ministerial Ordinance No. 187 (Ordinance) that required all new plasma TVs manufactured in the Free Economic Zone of Manaus (State of Amazonas) to include broadcast interactive applications in accordance with regulations issued by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT

Small IT companies to challenge change in social security

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Brazil
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  • May 11 2012

An association of data processing and information technology (IT) services companies from the State of São Paulo (Seprosp) has announced that it will file a lawsuit challenging Federal Law No. 12.54612 (the Law), which has changed the calculation of Brazilian social security contributions applicable to the IT sector from 20 over the companies' payrolls to 2.5 over their revenue

Telecommunications operator obtains favourable decision in dispute against copyright collecting society for simulcasting

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Brazil
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  • May 3 2012

The Rio de Janeiro Court of Justice determined that a telecommunications operator (Oi) is not liable for royalties for the public performance of musical works played simultaneously on the radio and over the internet