On June 14, 2010, the Executive Office of the President
released a proposed law intended to "modernize" the existing statute governing authorial
and connected rights in Brazil,
Federal Law No. 9.610 of 1998 (hereinafter, "the Copyright Law").
The proposed law is the result of...
Flesch and Bruno Maeda
The Superior Court of the State of Minas Gerais has ruled
that a Brazilian engineering company was not required to indemnify two large
US-based software companies for the use of unlicensed software. The lawsuit was
filed by one of the multinational software companies...
A 2-1 decision issued in May 2010 by a panel of the
Appellate Court of the State of Minas
Gerais (Appeal No. 1.0224.08.199736-3) refused to
acknowledge Microsoft Corporation's and Autodesk Inc.'s rights in and to
computer programs. According to the majority,
Microsoft and Autodesk had failed...
PHOENIX - (AP) Mexico and 10 other Latin American countries want a federal appeals court to consider their viewpoints in Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that put parts of her state's new immigration law on hold. The countries are asking. . . . Full version available to lexis.com...
PHOENIX - (AP) Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is opposing a court ruling that lets other countries file a friend-of-the-court brief in her appeal of a decision that put parts of the state's new immigration law on hold. Mexico and 10 other Latin American countries were granted permission. . . . Full version...
On September 30, 2010,
NIC.br, the entity which oversees the registration of domain names in Brazil, adopted
a mandatory administrative dispute resolution process for all ".br" domain
names registered from that date forward.
A new clause added to
NIC.br's standard-form registration...
by Walter Stuber
Brasil recently adopted new
laws on taxation to implement many of the OECD guidelines to provide for
transparency and assure revenue collection. Brazilian law now defines many new
terms for tax purposes, and its recently updated list of favored taxation
countries or dependencies...
Welcome to LexisNexis B.R.I.C.Laws toolbox that brings you LexisNexis content available for the new emerging economic bloc composed of the nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China (the People’s Republic of China.) The BRIC nations...
As one of the world's largest energy producing countries,
many US companies have subsidiaries in Brazil, which are subject to the Foreign
Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Most of these companies have translated versions
of the US FCPA compliance program. Such translations often disregard the size...
Special Briefing: Managing Director for Visa Services Ed Ramotowski and Minister Counselors for Consular Affairs Chuck Bennett and Donald Jacobson - via Teleconference, November 8, 2011 .
"MR. ECHARD: Good
afternoon, and thank you all for joining us today on relatively short
By Walter Stuber
A new law for the Brazilian legal regime of debentures was established in June 2011, which introduced important changes to the Brazilian Corporation Law (BCL). 1 The law's aim is to improve and adapt the system to which debentures are subject, in order to bring more flexibility...
Brazil (AP) - Human rights advocates in Brazil have slammed a recent appeals court
ruling that found that having sex with a minor does not necessarily constitute
statutory rape. The Superior Court of Justice ruled earlier this week that a
man accused of having had sex with three 12-year...
Brazil (AP) - Brazilian legislators have started investigating human rights
abuses committed during the South American country's past military regime. Congresswoman
Luiza Erundina tells reporters the move is meant to Full
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PAULO (AP) - The Rio de Janeiro state government said Friday it will apologize
to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for the human rights abuses she suffered
during the country's 1961-1985 dictatorship. Rousseff is a former leftist
guerrilla who spent three years in Full
"Brazil's government is exploring ways to ease immigration rules in order to attract up to 10 times more foreign professionals and help spur economic growth, a senior official told Reuters. A lack of skilled workers is one of many bottlenecks that have lately brought the world's sixth largest...
PAOLO (AP) - Brazil's Truth Commission will investigate only human rights
abuses committed by the country's former dictatorship, not any crimes committed
by opponents of the 1964-1985 regime. The commission said Tuesday on its
website that it Full
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by Leonardo Rocha e Silva and Jose Alexandre Buaiz Neto
On 29 May 2012, the new
Brazilian Competition Act (Law No. 12529, enacted on 30 November 2011) (Act)
became effective, replacing the former law enacted in 1994. The new Act will
change the Brazilian competition system significantly...
For those of you looking ahead to 2014, one date you will want to note on your calendar is January 29, 2014. That is the effective date of the Brazilian Clean Companies Act , a new anti-bribery statute that signals Brazil’s intention to crack down on corruption. The Act represents an operational...
By Adriano Chaves and Maria Paula Souza , Campos Mello Advogados law firm (Brazil)*
The so-called “ Marco Civil da Internet ” (i.e. the Bill of Law 2,126/2011, which establishes a civil rights framework for the Internet) was voted and approved by the Brazilian House of Representatives...
Today we celebrate the initial two Hammer Films Frankenstein entries into the horror pantheon. These classic films, from the 1950s, were the The Curse of Frankenstein and The Revenge of Frankenstein. In both films Peter Cushing played the monster’s creator, Dr. Frankenstein. In the first film Christopher...
The Brazilian corruption scandal took a new turn last week, when the Brazilian government announced that it was investigating the country’s health ministry and the state-owned bank Caixa Econômica Federal (Caixa). As reported by Rogerio Jelmayer and Luciana Magalhaes in the Wall Street Journal...
When does bribery and corruption move from a business issue to a political issue to a national issue? Why should US companies be held to the gold standard of anti-corruption laws? Should the US government even care if US companies engage in bribery of politicians and political parties outside the US...
Ninety-nine years ago Friday the Easter Rebellion began. If there is one event that is seared into history as a turning point for Irish independence from Britain, it was the Easter Rebellion. England had finally granted Home Rule to Ireland in 1914 but suspended implementation due to World War I. This...
I recently received a review copy of the book The Fifth Letter by fellow University of Michigan grad Vivian L. Carpenter. It is a rollicking good read which touches on areas of constitutional law, inalienable rights in the US, the complexities of racial relations in the South up to this day, an all-knowing...