Mackenzie Presbyterian University
FCI - Computing and Informatics Department
Geneva Internet Platform, Digital Watch Observatory
03/2020 – 08/2020
Virtual University of State of São Paulo
Teaching material development
03/2017 – 08/2020
IT graduate school
05/2013 – 03/2020
Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br)
05/2015 – 06/2019
Anhembi Morumbi University
Communication graduate school
07/2010 – 01/2017
Centro Paula Souza
Programming Technical course
05/2013 – 04/2016
Programming Technical course
03/2010 – 02/2013
Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo
Knowledge Engineering Laboratory
06/2010 – 12/2012
Brazilian Ministry of Education
One Laptop per Student project
Research Project at the Centre
Learning from the German experience on promoting and protecting the open Internet: the cases of network neutrality and the fight against illicit online content
The open Internet applies a non-discriminatory approach to the Internet traffic, which means that data is transmitted over the network, regardless of their content, origin or destination. However, keeping the open Internet has been a challenge. First, despite the legislation in force in each country, ISPs have violated net neutrality by treating data packets differently. Another challenge has been the fight against illicit online content, which sometimes requires that infrastructure-level intermediaries (ISPs and DNS operators) block such content.
In Brazil, net neutrality has been protected by the Marco Civil Law, which means that all data packets must be treated equally, regardless of content, origin and destination. The same law also adopted a special regime where ISPs can only be subject to civil liability for damages resulting from content generated by third parties if, after a specific court order, it does not take any steps to make content unavailable. Despite its sophistication, the law is not detailed about acceptable modalities for blocking online services and content.
At the EU level, there are specific regulations and guidelines dealing with net neutrality. Regarding the blocking of online content, there is no specific regulation and each country can analyze the subject differently. In Germany, there is no specific legislation dealing with the question in general, and the analysis depends on the content (under copyright, child protection, malicious content, etc.)
This project aims to evaluate, from a comparative perspective between Germany and Brazil, two of the most relevant problems faced by open Internet: the net neutrality violation and the blocking of illicit content and services.
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