Eduardo Magrani has been working with public policy, Internet regulation and Intellectual Property since 2008. He is Professor of “Law and Technology” and “Intellectual Property” at FGV Law School. Researcher and Project Leader at FGV in the Center for Technology & Society since 2010. The author of “Digital Rights: Latin America and the Caribbean” (2017), “Internet of Things” (2017) and “Connected Democracy” (2014), books in which he discusses the paths and challenges to improve the democratic system through technology.
Magrani is a Senior Fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin, Associated Researcher at the Law Schools Global League and Member of the Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Law and PhD Candidate in Constitutional Law at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro with a thesis on Internet of Things’ Regulation through the lenses of Privacy Protection and Ethics. Bachelor of Laws at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, with academic exchange at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3 (France).
A Lawyer since 2010, acting actively on Digital Rights, Corporate Law and Intellectual Property fields. Magrani has been strongly engaged in the discussions about Internet regulation that led to the enactment of Brazil’s first comprehensive Internet legislation: the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet (“Marco Civil da Internet”). He was also Project Manager at FGV to the Access to Knowledge Brazil Project, participating and interested in the copyright reform and Internet regulation policies in Brazil. He is Coordinator of Creative Commons Brazil and the Digital Rights: Latin America and the Caribbean Project, alongside with prestigious Latin American organisations.
Highlights in articles.
Com o advento das novas ferramentas digitais com potencial democrático, se aventa o surgimento do que se tem chamado “e-democracia” ou “democracia digital”. No aprimoramento do engajamento e da participação política dos cidadãos por meio das novas tecnologias a doutrina tem identificado o impacto da internet nos mecanismos de: (i) melhoria da transparência do processo político, mediante fiscalização da atuação de governantes e recursos públicos; (ii) facilitação do envolvimento direto e participação ativa em processos políticos; e (iii) melhoria da qualidade da formação de opinião pública, com a abertura de novos espaços de informação e deliberação.