Brazil holds public comment period on proposed revisions to 1998 Copyright Law

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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”). In sum, the proposed revisions (1) greatly expand the Brazilian government’s direct participation in the field of copyright; (2) reduce parties’ freedom to contract over copyrights, as well as the legal certainty of contracts entered into, while creating new requirements for the validity of these contracts; (3) expand the types of conduct which are considered not to infringe copyright; and (4) create disincentives for attempting to enforce copyrights. Further, in our opinion, the revisions open the door to widely varied and inconsistent interpretations and enforcement of copyright law by Brazilian courts.

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