Ronaldo Lemos da Silva Júnior, Brazilian academic and commentator on copyright and culture. Lemos is Project Lead of the Creative Commons Brazil, Creative Commons International (CCi). [1]

Lemos is the director of the Center for Technology & Society at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School, where he is also head professor of intellectual property law.

Lemos works with the Brazilian Federal Government on the implementation of its free software program. Lemos also works with the Ministry of Culture on the implementation of its digital culture policy, and was appointed by the Ministry of Justice to its electronic commerce commission.

Lemos is a founder of Overmundo, the largest Web 2.0 iniative in Brazil.

Prior to his current position at the FGV, Lemos worked at the law firm Suchodolski Advogados Associados, practicing technology, telecommunications and corporate law. He also worked as professor of Sociology of Law at the University of Sao Paulo Law School and at the Brazilian Society for Public Law (SBDP).

Lemos' academic qualifications include a J.D., University of Sao Paulo Law School, a Master of Laws degree, Harvard Law School, and a Doctor of Law, University of Sao Paulo.

Publications, Interviews and Lectures Edit

Professor Lemos has published a number of articles, has given public lectures and published two books, (2001) "Comércio Eletrônico" and (2003) "Conflitos sobre Nomes de Domínio e Outras Questões Jurídicas da Internet".[2][3]

The 2007 documentary "Good Copy Bad Copy" includes an interview with Lemos in which he comments on the Brazilian Techno Brega industry and copyright.

Publicly available lectures from Lemos include:

  • Google Policy Talk: "Culture Production and Digital Inclusion in Developing Countries", November 2007[1]
  • "How is Creative Commons Different from iCommons?" 2007[2]



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