Danny O’Brien writes:
The Marco Civil Da Internet, Brazil’s Internet bill of rights, was a unique achievement in modern law. Net users, academics, technologists, businesses and representatives of government all contributed to it in a lengthy consultation process, conducted using the very technology it was constructed to defend. Its scope and principles were publicly debated. Its drafters considered hundreds of edits and suggestions. Its final form was by no means perfect, but still contain some of the strongest protections for free expression and privacy online, net neutrality, and access to information. Signed into law in April 2014, it was a historic victory for positive collaboration that would form a solid foundation for future of Brazil’s Internet.
Less than two years on, however, and some Brazilian politicians are already intent on undermining it, and the free Internet it supports.
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