Ronaldo Lemos

Ronaldo Lemos is an internationally respected Brazilian scholar and commentator on intellectual property, culture, and technology. He founded the Center for Technology & Society at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School, where he is also head professor of intellectual property law. He is also Project Lead of Creative Commons Brazil and an affiliate and Brazil´s liaison to the director at the MIT Media Lab. He holds law degrees from University of Sao Paulo Law School and Harvard Law and has published a number books and journal articles. He was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University in 2011 and 2013. Lemos is a founder of Overmundo, for which he received the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in the category of digital communities. Lemos was one of the creators of the Marco Civil a draft legislation for regulating the Internet in Brazil protecting civil rights, privacy and net neutrality.

He is a member of the Council for Social Communication, a governmental body created by article 224 of the Brazilian Constitution to deal with matters related to communication, media and freedom of expression. Lemos writes weekly to Folha de S.Paulo, the largest national newspaper in Brazil, and contributes to a number of other publications, including Foreign Affairs, Harper’s Bazaar, and Bravo!

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