The decisions by Brazil’s Supreme Court have significant impact on the constitutional interpretation of the laws related to the communication, telecommunications, broadcasting, Pay TV, and Internet sectors.
In the book “Temas de Direito das Comunicações na Jurisprudência do STF” (Communications Law Themes in the Case Law of the Brazilian Supreme Court, soon to be translated into English), attorney Ericson M. Scorsim, a partner at the law firm Meister Scorscim Advocacia, examines how the Brazilian Supreme Court has created its case law on several matters related to Communications Law over the past decades.
“The Federal Supreme Court is one of the main players for the advancement of Communications Law, especially by exercising its constitutional jurisdiction in matters related to social communication, telecommunications and, more recently, the Internet, such as the case of the court-ordered blockage of the WhatsApp application“, states Ericson M. Scorsim
The free e-book is the second of a series that started with the volume Communications Law – Legal Regime: Telecommunications, Internet, Broadcast Media, and Pay TV, which will soon be available for download on the website of the firm Meister Scorsim.
The author believes that this second book is an opportunity to learn about the sectoral regulation and practical application of the Brazilian Constitution and communications laws by the Brazilian Supreme Court.
“The purpose of these e-books is to serve as a quality reference and source for those professionals interested in these themes, especially in regulatory, legal, and case law issues related to the Internet, telecommunications, TV and radio“, he says.
The target audience of these books are people interested in learning more about the Brazilian communications laws, such as executives from this sector, legal professionals, entrepreneurs, journalists, and members of the regulatory agencies and the Judiciary.
According to the attorney, the collection has been organized so that the first e-book presents a systemic and summarized overview of Communications Law, the second volume focuses on the Brazilian Supreme Court’s case law, and the third and last book is a collection of the Brazilian Communications Law legislation, holding all the laws, decrees, and resolutions of this sector.
“The methodology adopted to build the e-books was to present complex matters in a simpler way, articulating the regulatory issues of these economic sectors”, Scorsim explains.
The first book, Communications Law, is also being launched in English, Spanish, and French.
“There is an entire infrastructure of communications networks between Brazil, Latin America, the United States, and Europe that allows for connections between people, companies, and institutions, integrating the continents and facilitating trade and cultural exchange”, he claims.
“Also, it must be mentioned that the enactment of the Brazilian Internet Regulatory Framework has had a positive repercussion internationally, raising interest on these theme”, he adds.
According to the author, the option for digital and free publishing is to ensure that those professionals that wish to have these e-books for consultation on the sectoral regulation can access them in a practical manner. The next volumes of the Communications Law collection are estimated to be available for download by November, on the website meisterscorsim.com.
Ericson M. Scorsim has a channel for communication with those readers and others interested in these themes; critiques, suggestions and comments are welcome to be sent to the email firstname.lastname@example.org