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Pedro Paranaguá

Brazilian House of Representatives
Advisor to the ruling party
Pedro Paranaguá is Advisor to the ruling Workers Party at the Brazilian House of Representatives, for Internet, copyright, patent, data privacy, cybercrime and related matters. He is responsible for drafting the Brazilian Internet Framework Bill ("Marco Civil") for the rapporteur, including provisions on net neutrality, ISP liability, and privacy. Mr. Paranaguá coordinated the 350-page report "Brazil's Patent Reform" for the Brazilian House of Representatives. He holds a LL.M. (cum laude) in Intellectual Property, Internet and Policy (London), with a scholarship from the European Commission, and is a Doctoral candidate (S.J.D.) at Duke University School of Law, where he is finalizing his thesis "Brazil's Copyright Reform: Tropicália 3.0?", under the supervision of Prof. Jerome Reichman. Since 2007 Mr. Paranaguá is a Lecturer in Law at the LL.M. in Business Law at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). Invited instructor at Duke University School of Law (2011), lecturer in law at FGV Rio, Director of the A2K Brazil Program at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS-FGV), and co-representative of Creative Commons in Brazil (2005 -2010). Commissioned studies on copyright and technology to the country's Culture Ministry. FGV-representative at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva (2005-2009). Delivered capacity-building to the Association of Brazilian Judges (AMB), was a member of the Brazilian Free Software Project, and an IP lawyer at Gusmão & Labrunie (2001-2003). He was Project Manager on patents and access to medicines, with a scholarship from Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Lecturer in Brazil and abroad (Brazil's Supreme Court, and Senate, Yale, UCLA, UNESCO, UNCTAD, WIPO). Author of the books "Copyright Law" (Portuguese) (w / Sergio Branco) and "Patent Law" (Portuguese) (w/ Renata Reis), FGV 2009. Blogged from Iran during the 2009 elections. Amateur photographer.