+1 to Judith.
Thank you for sharing this information.
Great news for CNs in Brazil and something we can cite to in the future.
Senior Vice President, Internet Growth
From: <dc3-bounces(a)listas.altermundi.net> on behalf of Judith Hellerstein
Organization: Hellerstein & Associates
Reply-To: Judith Hellerstein <judith(a)jhellerstein.com>om>, Dynamic Coalition on
Community Connectivity <dc3(a)listas.altermundi.net>
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020 at 3:38 PM
To: Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity <dc3(a)listas.altermundi.net>
Subject: Re: [DC3] Good news - legal decision in Brazil
Thanks for sharing this great news with us. Much appreciated. Glad to see the ruling
protected the expansion of community networks in Brazil and can be looked toward in other
Judith Hellerstein, Founder & CEO
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On 8/14/2020 3:34 PM, Laura Tresca wrote:
We are very glad to share with you a very important legal decision for the discussion on
the regulation of community networks in Brazil.
The Superior Court of Justice<https://international.stj.jus.br/en/About-the-STJ>
(STJ, in Portuguese), one of the highest organs of the Brazilian Judicial branch,
confirmed the decision of a lower federal court that acquitted a man accused of illegally
developing telecommunications activities (internet radio service) in a city in the State
of São Paulo. Although not binding, it is a very positive precedent.
The extinction of the punishment regarding the crime of article 183 of Law
9.472/1997<http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/leis/l9472.htm>, described above,
occurred on the grounds that the Resolution
the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel, in Portuguese) gave new wording to the
Resolution 614/2013. As of this change, it is no longer necessary to be granted a license
to operate the multimedia radiation communication service restricted to up to five
In this case, the city in which the events took place has less than 40 thousand
inhabitants, and it was shown that the telecommunication activity was carried out
according to the new standards provided by Anatel. It is also worth noting that this year
Anatel recognized the important role of community networks in the access of
telecommunications services on its
More information about the decision can be found, in Portuguese, on the STJ website:
We are available to answer any questions or discuss further.
Laura Conde Tresca
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