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Court decision on means of evidencing software licences

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Brazil
  • -
  • September 30 2009

On 25 August 2009, the Superior Court of Justice in Brazil decided that written software licence agreements and fiscal documents are not the only admissible means of evidence to prove that the end-user has obtained a valid licence to use software programs

Court decision on use of pirated software

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Brazil
  • -
  • October 7 2009

On 25 August 2009, the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice ordered a company from the State of Paraná to pay indemnification corresponding to ten times the price of each copy of a software program that the company was using without a licence

Social security contributions for IT companies reduced

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Brazil
  • -
  • October 14 2009

On 21 August 2009, the President of Brazil ratified a new decree creating tax benefits including reductions in the social security contributions paid by companies that provide information technology (IT) services or communications and IT services, including systems and software development, programming, data processing, software licensing, consulting, and maintenance and support services

New law on electronic monitoring of prisoners

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Brazil
  • -
  • October 26 2009

The Rio de Janeiro State Governor ratified Bill of Law No. 10172007 establishing rules relating to the electronic monitoring of prisoners

Superior Court of Justice denies "moral" damages in erotic spam case

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Brazil
  • -
  • January 4 2010

The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice has ruled that the mere sending of unsolicited messages, even if containing erotic content, does not cause "moral" damages to the user

Brazilian company need not indemnify multinational software manufacturers for the use of unlicensed software

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Brazil
  • -
  • July 20 2010

The Superior Court of the State of Minas Gerais has ruled that a Brazilian engineering company was not required to indemnify two large US-based software companies for the use of unlicensed software

Curriculum company condemned for stealing CVs

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Brazil
  • -
  • November 23 2009

A judge from the State of São Paulo has condemned a large online recruiting services company to pay damages in the amount R$13 million (approximately US$6.5 million) as a result of unfair competition and the irregular appropriation of information from a competitor's database

Email service provider required to identify author of anonymous email

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Brazil
  • -
  • November 30 2009

The Superior Court of the State of Rio Grande do Sul has ruled that persons who are offended by anonymous emails are permitted to access data about the senders

Brazilian Government discusses renewal of tax benefits for the IT industry

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Brazil
  • -
  • December 15 2009

The Brazilian Government has been negotiating the details of a proposal to extend the tax incentives related to the IT industry

Brazilian government extends IT industry tax benefits

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Brazil
  • -
  • February 22 2010

The Brazilian President has ratified Provisional Measure No 4722009, which provides for an extension of the tax benefits granted to the IT industry