“Nº1 07/2013”

Ecuador’s Communications Law: With a View Toward a More Democratic Law

by Digital Rights LAC on July 17, 2013

Analia-Lavin1

The new law, which will add to the current body of communications regulations, contains good ideas, but it has also received numerous criticisms from civil society and international organizations. The implementation of the law will present both problems and opportunities. By Analía Lavin, Association for Progressive Communications (APC). Until recently, (…)  Leer Artículo »

Communications surveillance system in Colombia undermines human rights

by Digital Rights LAC on July 17, 2013

Amalia Toledo

The advanced government surveillance systems manifest the excessive technological power of States and the fragility of our human rights before new information and communication technologies. Colombia recently adopted legal measures designed to authorize and organize mass communication surveillance on the Internet, putting at risk the human rights of its citizens. (…)  Leer Artículo »

The Blind Treaty and the “Miracle of Marrakesh”

by Digital Rights LAC on July 17, 2013

Belchior_Magrani

After years of negotiations, the diplomatic process for the approval of the Treaty which provides exceptions and limitations to copyright for visually impaired people came to an end. The Treaty of Marrakech is a strong illustration of the links between copyrights and human rights, embodied in an international legal instrument (…)  Leer Artículo »

The Reform of Collective Management of Music in Brazil

by Digital Rights LAC on July 17, 2013

Magrani_Belchior_Valente

The Brazilian Senate approved a bill that seeks to reform the collective management system of Copyright regarding music. After continuous protests by the civil society, the Bill that establishes the need for greater transparency of the collective management national institution is now awaiting the sanction of the President. By Pedro (…)  Leer Artículo »

The Problems with Argentina’s Proposed Grooming Law

by Digital Rights LAC on July 17, 2013

Eleonora Rabinovich

The proposed bill, which has been postponed following questions from civil society, has serious problems regarding its vagueness and broadness. By Eleonora Rabinovich, Association for Civil Rights. Argentina’s House of Representatives has begun to debate a proposed bill that would criminalize the act of “grooming.” The proposed codification of this (…)  Leer Artículo »

An evaluation of the net neutrality law in Chile

by Digital Rights LAC on July 17, 2013

Alberto Cerda

Chile was the first country in the world in adopting a law on net neutrality. Three years later, numbers on the telecommunications market suggests its positive effects, but it does not appear to be completely effective for consumers. By Alberto Cerda, NGO Derechos Digitales. Nearly after three years from adopting (…)  Leer Artículo »

On the parody on Twitter: lessons to learn

by Digital Rights LAC on July 17, 2013

Daniel Alvarez

A powerful Chilean industralist sued for identity theft to a Twitter user. Months later, after extensive public controversy, the case was definitively dismissed. In the light of the behavior of the police and the companies involved, it is time to review the lessons learned. By Daniel Álvarez, NGO Derechos Digitales. (…)  Leer Artículo »

Exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries and archives in Colombia: update & upgrade more than necessary

by Digital Rights LAC on July 11, 2013

Luisa Fernandez Guzman

As part of the sagas of laws that seek to modify the copyright system in Colombia, ignoring the need to fully review and update the exceptions and limitations, it is premiering in Congress the law proposal 306 of 2013 (Ley Lleras 4). Libraries, archives and civil society will present their (…)  Leer Artículo »