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Dictionary words in software patent guidelines puzzle industry
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2013 last modified Sep 04, 2013 06:20 AM — filed under: , ,
Terms not defined in draft guidelines on patents for computer-related inventions leaves room for misinterpretation
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4th Annual US - China IP Conference: Best Practices for Innovation and Creativity
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 06, 2015 last modified Nov 29, 2015 01:51 PM — filed under: ,
Bhairav Acharya attended this conference organized by Berkeley Law, University of California on October 6, 2015.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
‘Miracle at Marrakesh’ to help visually impaired read
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 30, 2013 last modified Jul 02, 2013 10:07 AM — filed under: , , ,
The treaty will make access to books for the visually impaired, blind and print disabled easier.
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Copyrights Amendment Bill to Be Tabled in Indian Parliament – Parallel Import provisions have Been Removed
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 14, 2011 — filed under: ,
This week, the Indian government’s Rajya Sabha (the upper house of Parliament) will debate the Copyright Amendments Act.
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Blog Entry Putting a Lid on Royalty Outflows — How the RBI can Help Reduce India's IP Costs
by Sanjana Govil published Jun 17, 2011 last modified Jan 26, 2012 05:11 PM — filed under: ,
While entrepreneurs, IP rights-holders and everyone else who has a stake continue to voice their opinions on the appropriate shape that the Indian IP regime ought to take, they tend to narrow their discussions to the language of substantive IP laws. However, there are regulations that cannot be found in the Patent Act, Copyright Act or Trademarks Act which nevertheless have an impact on how much one is paying for intellectual property. Paying attention to these external factors might just provide a simple solution to your IP woes.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Access to online information and knowledge – advancing human rights and democracy
by Radha Rao published Nov 18, 2009 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:34 AM — filed under:
An article by Achal Prabhala in GISW 2009 (Global Information Society Watch, 2009)
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Blog Entry IJLT-CIS Law Essay Competition
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 01, 2009 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:35 AM — filed under: ,
The Indian Journal of Law and Technology and CIS are conducting a legal essay competition to encourage law students across India to think critically about the techno-legal issues facing us today. Students can write on any of the four themes, with the top prize being Rs. 7500 and an internship at CIS.
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Blog Entry Piracy Studies in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 22, 2010 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:35 AM — filed under: ,
The word ‘piracy’ assumes negative connotations. In the imagination of an ordinary middle class urban Indian it is linked directly to the informal economy, crime and even terrorism. But the ‘pirated good’, that is, the ‘optical disc’ is not seen with a similar perception. The ‘CD’ is the access key to the cultural wealth of music, cinema and software contained inside. This paradox is created in the sphere of information and knowledge that is created by anti-piracy agencies using extensive reports and statistics that are published every year. These statistics often have a tendency to create a feeling of ‘shock and awe’ for the readers that see these numbers splashed across headlines of news and media reports. Till 2004, the creation of numbers conjuring losses up to millions was mostly the domain of the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), which is now supplemented by reports commissioned to consultancy groups like McKinsey, PWC, and Ernst & Young. This article by Siddharth Chadha traces a few reports that have come to become popular benchmarks of piracy in the past few years.
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Blog Entry Enforcement of Anti-piracy Laws by the Indian Entertainment Industry
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 22, 2010 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:35 AM — filed under: , ,
This brief note by Siddharth Chadha seeks to map out the key actors in enforcement of copyright laws. These bodies not only investigate cases of infringement and piracy relating to the entertainment industry, but tie up with the police and IP law firms to pursue actions against the offenders through raids (many of them illegal) and court cases. Siddharth notes that the discourse on informal networks and circuits of distribution of cultural goods remains hijacked with efforts to contain piracy as the only rhetoric which safeguards the business interests of big, mostly multinational, media corporations.
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Blog Entry CIS Statement on the WIPO Broadcast Treaty at SCCR 19
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 01, 2010 last modified Feb 01, 2012 09:07 AM — filed under: , ,
This statement on the WIPO Broadcast Treaty was delivered on December 17, 2010 at the 19th session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights by Nirmita Narasimhan on behalf of CIS.
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