Posts Tagged “LAC”

Useful Fools?

by Digital Rights LAC on March 1, 2023

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In December 2013, just when South Africa said its final goodbye to Nelson Mandela, the man who made possible changing the direction of his country, hundreds of people interested in the subject of intellectual property and the way it affects our lives, were attending the third Global Congress on Intellectual (…)  Leer Artículo »

The day we said, “Enough!”

by Digital Rights LAC on March 1, 2023

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Activists and civilians throughout the world came together once again to defend our rights from government authorities and their attacks on our privacy. Can we succeed? By Atilio Grimani In 2013, we realized we were being spied on. This was new, for some. Denial: this sort of thing only happens (…)  Leer Artículo »

[2013 Assessment] Privacy and surveillance on Latin America and the Caribbean

by Digital Rights LAC on January 28, 2023

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In Digital Rights LAC we wanted to ask latin american experts for a personal balance on digital rights issues. This was the case of Carly Nyst, to whom we asked: given the diverse biometric identification systems spawned in the region during 2013, like SIBIOS in Argentina or PUMA in Colombia, (…)  Leer Artículo »

[2013 Assessment] Internet Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Digital Rights LAC on January 28, 2023

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At Digital Rights LAC we wanted to ask different specialists in the region about their personal appraisals on digital rights issues. This is the case of Valeria Betancourt. We asked her about what were the main developments in internet governance issues in the region throughout 2013? What can we expect (…)  Leer Artículo »

Computer crime: the necessary human rights perspective

by Digital Rights LAC on November 22, 2023

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By Paz Pena Ochoa In a context of increased criminalization of cybercrime, it is time to reflect on how our laws respond harmoniously with respect for the human rights of citizens. The conclusions drawn may prove to be more than worrying. Spam, fraud, child pornography and virtual terrorism, among so (…)  Leer Artículo »

Development Agenda in WIPO, the turn for libraries and archives

by Digital Rights LAC on November 22, 2023

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By Luisa Fernanda Guzmán Mejía After approving the Marrakesh Treaty, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will resume the Development Agenda. Now is turn for reviewing the needs of libraries and archives, but will there be political will to do so? Libraries and archives have the mission to collect, preserve (…)  Leer Artículo »

Guardians and key masters : the role of Internet intermediaries

by Digital Rights LAC on October 20, 2023


By Veronica Ferrari * How did Internet intermediaries turn into the guardians of users? The new work by CELE [1] attempts, among other things, to provide a theoretical answer to this question and explores the possibilities of technological solutions in the field. The activities of our daily lives are, for the most (…)  Leer Artículo »

Regional Debates on Internet Governance: An Opportunity for Multi-Sectoral Approaches

by Digital Rights LAC on October 18, 2023


By, Valeria Betancourt* In comparison with the level of participation of civil society organizations, the participation of governments and the private sector is still quite limited. However, the perspectives offered by these actors would permit a more nuanced and comprehensive discussion. The Latin America and Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (IGF) (…)  Leer Artículo »

The Personal Data Use, Legislation and Analysis in Latin America

by Digital Rights LAC on October 18, 2023


By Germán Delgado Realpe* Latin America is experiencing a special moment on personal data use, legislation and analysis. First, by the new rules of personal data and information from countries such as Colombia, Chile and Mexico, as well as the dissatisfaction expressed by countries like Brazil and Uruguay on the (…)  Leer Artículo »

The Blind Treaty and the “Miracle of Marrakesh”

by Digital Rights LAC on July 17, 2023


After years of negotiations, the diplomatic process for the approval of the Treaty which provides exceptions and limitations to copyright for visually impaired people came to an end. The Treaty of Marrakech is a strong illustration of the links between copyrights and human rights, embodied in an international legal instrument (…)  Leer Artículo »

Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement threatens to affect human rights in Latin America

by Digital Rights LAC on June 7, 2023


The unbalanced approach to copyright by the TPPA can negatively impact freedom of expression and access to knowledge not only for its members, but also for their neighbors.  Por Francisco Vera, ONG Derechos Digitales. “The biggest free trade area in the world”. That is how the TPPA has been described (…)  Leer Artículo »