by Ronaldo Lemos and Sergio Branco
Brazil's Marco Civil da Internet is a proposed new national law regulating the rights and responsibilities of Internet users and service providers. Crafted through an open, participatory process, it sets a new standard for national laws governing privacy, freedom of expression, online liability, net neutrality and open government. It is also a real example of "wiki government" in action. After the inovative Marco Civil da Internet, that is now being debated at Brazilian Congress, a huge reform in the Brazilian Copyright Law, a Personal Data Law and even the Code of Civil Procedure are being discussed on open plataforms on the internet, which allows a whole new model of direct democracy. Come learn about what has been accomplished in Brazil and might come to a government near you.
9th–13th March 2012