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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


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


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


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


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


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