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Brazil’s telecom regulator investigates the status of internet (OTT) transmissions (Claro S.A. v Fox)

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Monday, 11 November 2019 By Ana Carolina Cagnoni

Preliminary suspension of “live” channel transmissions via the Fox+ subscription app has started a fascinating legal debate in Brazil.

On June 13 this year, the Brazilian Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) ruled that “linear” channel transmissions over the internet should be subjected to the same regulatory framework as Pay TV companies. As a result of the decision, the Fox+ subscription app was temporarily suspended. It is the first decision by ANATEL in a case brought by Claro S.A. (a Pay TV operator) who is challenging the legality of the Fox+ application in its current form of providing linear content directly to consumers.

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Ana Carolina Cagnoni

Ana Carolina Cagnoni

Partner, Grinberg Cordovil Advogados
Ana Carolina Cagnoni's background is in entertainment law, technology, privacy, and intellectual property law, including biodiversity matters and access to genetic resources. She has extensive practice in negotiating and drafting agreements related to IP rights and tech, and in providing legal advice for the television, cinema, sports, technology and software industries. She previously worked as an in-house lawyer for major multinational companies in Brazil. Currently IP and Tech partner at the Grinberg Cordovil Advogados, based in São Paulo.
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