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29. Dezember 2010

Open Letter by the Brazilian civil society to President-elect Roussef and Minister of Culture Ana Buarque de Hollanda

Letter of civil society representatives to President Roussef and Minister of Culture Ana Buarque de Hollanda, 28 December 2010

(English translation of the Carta de representantes da sociedade civil à Presidente Dilma Roussef e à Ministra da Cultura Ana Buarque de Hollanda)

We, the undersigned individuals and organizations from civil society, in this letter express expectations and tasks for the formulation of public policies for culture, giving a warm welcome to Minister Ana de Hollanda, the first woman to hold the position.

We write in order to cooperate with your administration that is about to begin, as we have done over the past eight years with the Ministry of Culture, assured that President Dilma Rousseff wishes that the policies and guidance that have earned the Ministry relevance, prominence and broad support from civil society, be continued and expanded.

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27. Dezember 2010

Dilma announced new minister of culture – and the end of the copyright reform?

Rumors were boiling during the last weeks who president-elect Dilma Rousseff will appoint as her new minister of culture. On Monday, 20 December, as one of the last cabinet posts she announced her decision. After five and a half years under Gilberto Gil and two and a half years under Juca Ferreira, the Ministry of Culture (MinC) will be headed by Ana Maria Buarque de Hollanda. This might mean the end of the copyright law bill of the previous administration. It most certainly means the end of the public oversight of collecting societies that the bill was to establish, and quite likely it means the end of the Sharing Licence.

See addendum 5.1.2011

Tradução do texto em Português do Brasil por Gustavo Lapido Loureiro.

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9. Dezember 2010

Der Himmel über São Paulo

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8. Dezember 2010

Richard Stallman on the Sharing Licence in Brazil

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Richard Stallman today published an Open Letter to Brazil’s President Elect Dilma Rousseff and the Citizens of Brazil. The founder of the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation congratulates Brazil on its readiness to introduce the freedom to file-share into copyright law. He proposes improvements to ensure that the levy goes to authors and artists rather than to companies and to avoid favoring superstars. He also suggests a mechanism for incentivizing foreign artists to work for the adoption of the Sharing Licence in their own country.

The Open Letter is published on Richard’s website in English and in Portuguese (translated by Pablo Hess, with support by Alexandre Oliva). Also see the campaign website for the Sharing Licence and sign the petition to ensure that the „momentous improvement” of the freedom to share in copyright law will actually happen.

1. September 2010

Compartilhamento legal! – Brazil is putting an end to the ‚war on sharing,‘ at R$ 3,00 per month

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compartilhamento-legalOn the final day of the public consultation on Brazil’s copyright bill (English translation), all wakes of the legal, creative, civil society and industrial sectors were abuzz with activity. Among the last minute contributors was an impressive initiative of 28 academic, educational, consumer, musical and digital cultural organizations, joined in the Network for copyright law reform. In their fifteen contributions for access to knowledge“ they propose, among others, an exception for educational non-profit use and a term reduction from 70 to 50 years after the death of the author.

An overlapping constellation of civil society and art actors focussed their submission on a single issue: file-sharing. Under the slogan „Compartilhamento legal! R$3,00 de todos para tudo,“ this network is proposing to legalize non-commercial file-sharing in exchange for a levy on broadband Internet access. The idea is nearly as old as peer-to-peer file-sharing itself. It has been tested in technology and in law making a few times. Here and now in Brazil, it feels like it might actually become a reality.

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13. August 2010

Acta Media 8 começará hoje

O 8º Simpósio Internacional de Artemídia e Cultura Digital „Acta Mediacomeçará hoje. Tem o título „Processos Criativos nas Artes: O Tradicional e o Contemporâneo“ e terá lugar em São Paulo, 13 a 27 de Agosto de 2010. Coordenação: Prof. Dr. Artur Matuck, ECA & PGEHA e Prof. Dr. Carlos Zibel, FAU-USP.

Para locais e programação consulte o site da COLABOR.

Acta Media 8

Minha palestra será de 6 ª. Feira,  20 de agosto na Livraria da Vila – Alameda Lorena 1731:

Kutiman, Cornucópia e Copyright

Criatividade sempre constrói sobre o que foi criado antes, o que é contemporâneo em nosso meio cultural do conhecimento, a cultura pop do nosso tempo, sobre os bens coletivos de nossas línguas, se escriturais, musical, visual ou performativa. Isto é evidente no contexto da cultura tradicional Africano, e é evidente nas culturas da Internet.

Entre estes dois encontra-se um período de cerca de 200 anos, durante o qual o conceito de „criatividade individual“ foi estabelecido eo coletivo foi negado. Um novo „sujeito criador“ constituiu-se no culto do gênio, imaginando uma criação ex nihilo, desconectado do coletivo, totalmente enraizada nesse „indivíduo.“ Esta figura discursiva acompanha o surgimento deste indivíduo criativo como um agente económico, um ator individual em um mercado que se tornou cada vez mais industrializado. Este, por sua vez deu origem ao „autor“ como uma figura jurídica, o que – em conjunto com aqueles que falaram em seu nome – exigiu o controle econômico e moral total sobre os artefatos culturais que ela criou. O criador individual, que constitui-se contra o coletivo, afirma a partir do mesmo coletivo o direito de excluir outros da posibilidade de construir no topo das suas criações – até 70 anos após sua morte.

Olhando para trás a partir da revolução digital, reconhecemos esta reconfiguração complexa do nosso tecido cultural, a revolução da cultura industrial que começou com a imprensa de Gutenberg, e culminou nas „fábricas de sonhos“ do século 20, como uma parêntese. O pêndulo volta do individual para coletiva. Estamos entrando numa nova fase – na prática, na economia e na lei da cultura.

Nesta palestra quero falar sobre a abundância e escassez. E eu quero lhes mostrar alguns mídia.

29. Juli 2010

English Translation of the Brazilian Copyright Bill Currently in Public Consultation

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Law No. 9610 of 19 February 1998,
on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights

Consolidated with the Bill in Public Consultation since 14 June 20101

English version 1.0, 26 July 2010

This unofficial translation has been prepared by
Bráulio Santos Rabelo de Araújo and Volker Ralf Grassmuck of GPOPAI, USP.
The sections of Law No. 9610 not modified by the Bill are based
on the translation provided by the World Intellectual Property Organisation.2

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21. Juli 2010

Imprensa sobre a LDA

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Esta é uma coleção de artigos sobre a reforma atual Lei de Direitos Autorais no Brasil, mais recente no topo.

Note to non-Portuguese readers: This is a collection of articles on the current copyright law reform in Brazil, most recent on top. To read them in English, drop the URL in Google Translate. (more…)

30. Mai 2010

Uma exceção ao direito autoral para remunerar pelo compartilhamento de arquivos

A tradução de „A Copyright Exception for Monetizing File-Sharing. A proposal for balancing user freedom and author remuneration in the Brazilian copyright law reform“ por Bráulio Santos Rabelo de Araújo for publicado no site do GPOPAI.

25. Mai 2010

Brazilian Copyright Law Draft Finally to be Published?

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3141The copyright law reform in Brazil is at a crucial stage. In November 2009, the Ministry of Culture had organised a conference for publishing the law draft but failed to do so. Ever since at monthly intervals, it announced the imminent start of the public consultation only to postpone it again.

One can only speculate that party haggling in Congress over entirely unrelated law proposals, hot potato droppage in a time of election campaigning and pressure from publisher associations and the music collecting society might be causing this delay. What is certain, is that time is running out.

Civil society groups engaged in the copyright reform for years are disappointed and angered by these tactics. A number of them wrote an open letter and handed it to Minister of Culture Juca Ferreira when he spoke at a conference on digital archives in April in Sao Paulo. In it they said:

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