Open Views 29: Ronaldo Lemos, Creative Commons Brazil

Prof. Ronaldo Lemos, CC-BrazilRonaldo Lemos is the director of the Center for Technology & Society (CTS) at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School in Rio de Janeiro, and Project Lead for Creative Commons in Brazil.

Ronaldo Lemos was professor of Sociology of Law at the University of Sao Paulo Law School and at the Brazilian Society for Public Law (SBDP). Professor Lemos is the author of several articles published in Brazil and abroad, and of two books, Comercio Eletronico (2001) and Conflitos sobre Nomes de Dominio e Outras Questes Juridicas da Internet (2003). He earned a J.D. from the University of Sao Paulo Law School, a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School, and a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Sao Paulo. 

Professor Lemos coordinates the Intellectual Property area at the FGV Law School in Rio de Janeiro. He works with the Brazilian Federal Government in the implementation of its Free Software program, and with the Ministry of Culture in the implementation of its digital culture policy. He is one of the four members appointed by the Ministry of Justice to its electronic commerce commission.

I talked to Professor Lemos about the history of collaboration, the work of Creative Commons, the tecno-brega music movement, and the very active world of Free Culture projects in Brazil.

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