The Curmudgeon on Privacy and/or Censorship

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the time of writing, the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) is considering a lawsuit that seeks to declare unconstitutional two articles of the Brazilian Civil Code, which came into effect in 2003.

Article 20 permits people to prohibit the publication, exposition or utilization of their image if it affects their “honor, good name or respectability”, or if it is “destined for commercial purposes”. Moreover, if the person in question is deceased, the spouse and . . .

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