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Old 03-28-2014, 08:00 AM   #1
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LXer: Brazil's - Marco Civil - Internet Civil Rights Law Finally Passes, With Key Protections Largel


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We first wrote about Brazil's 'Marco Civil' back in October 2011, when we described it as a kind of "anti-ACTA". That's because it was designed to protect online rights, not diminish them, and was the product of a democratic and transparent process, not of secret corporate lobbying...... Precisely because it was not yet another corporate wishlist, but sought to enshrine fundamental user rights, it was fiercely attacked by an array of industries. In November 2012, it looked like Marco Civil had been killed off by the lobbyists, but in 2013 it showed signs of life again. Now comes the good news that it has finally passed a key vote in Brazilís Chamber of Deputies; significantly, digital activism once more played a crucial role:

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