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Brazil - software developers exempted from industrial products tax
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • July 15 2013

The Brazilian IRS's 9th Regional Office (which comprises the states of Parana and Santa Catarina) has recently decided that software developers and


Superior Court of the State of Rio de Janeiro rejects preliminary injunction to prohibit internet company from displaying video reports relating to the World Cup
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • September 21 2010

The Superior Court of the State of Rio de Janeiro has rejected a request for a preliminary injunction filed by a television company against a large internet company which prohibited the latter from displaying on its website video reports about the World Cup for more than 48 hours after a game


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


House of Representatives approves measure giving tax incentives to tablets
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • October 25 2011

The House of Representatives approved Provisional Measure n. 534, which grants tax incentives for the sale of tablets in Brazil


Tax incentives for the manufacturing of tablets in Brazil
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • August 10 2011

The Brazilian Minister of Finance, Guido Mantega, stated that the inclusion of tablets in the list of products that benefit from tax incentives will reduce the production cost of these devices by 31


Social networking site ordered to implement crime prevention measures
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • September 6 2011

The Rio de Janeiro State Court has ruled that Google Brasil must implement new measures to prevent incitement to commit criminal acts on its social networking site Orkut


Small IT companies to challenge change in social security
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • 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