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A Conversation with Ronaldo Lemos: The State of the Open Internet in Brazil

Thursday, October 11, 2012
4:30 pm


Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States + Google Map

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Professor Ronaldo Lemos will participate in a live video chat in which he discusses recent developments in the Brazilian internet. Ronaldo helped to write the country’s proposed sweeping internet rights law, Marco Civil da Internet, which may be voted on soon. In the meantime, the government has been making headlines by detaining the head of Google Brazil until the company agreed to remove politically critical videos from YouTube. What is going on in Brazil, and what can people in the United States learn from the country’s experience with crafting internet policy?

Ronaldo Lemos

Ronaldo is an internationally respected Brazilian scholar and commentator on open source, free culture, and copyright. He is the director of the Center for Technology & Society at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School, where he is also head professor of intellectual property law. He is also Project Lead of Creative Commons Brazil. He holds law degrees from University of Sao Paulo Law School and Harvard Law and has published four books and numerous journal articles. In the Spring of 2013, he is a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University.