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Blog Entry Preventive Detention for Copyright Violation: Karnataka Amends the 'Goondas' Act
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Aug 13, 2014 — filed under: ,
Last week, the Government of Karnataka amended the Karnataka Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Drug-Offenders, Gamblers, Goondas, Immoral Traffic Offenders and Slum Gamblers Act, 1985 (“the Karnataka Goondas Act”). The Karnataka Goondas Act would now also apply to offences under the Indian Copyright Act, 1957 and the Information Technology Act, 2000. This article presents an overview on the various provisions of this law and discusses the potential impact of the amendment.
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Blog Entry Primer on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 25, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
In this primer, Pranesh Prakash and Puneeth Nagaraj explain what effects a WIPO Treaty for the Visually Impaired can have and who's opposing it.
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Blog Entry Privacy and the Indian Copyright Act
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 28, 2010 last modified Aug 06, 2013 01:37 PM — filed under: ,
India's Copyright Act was established in 1957, and is in the process of being placed before the Parliament in 2010. The provisions in the proposed Bill will work to make the Act WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) compliant. When looking at privacy in the context of copyright four key questions arise, says Elonnai Hickock as she analyses privacy in the context of the Indian Copyright Act.
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Blog Entry Privacy and the Indian Copyright Act, 1857 as Amended in 2010
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 20, 2010 last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:25 AM — filed under: , ,
In this post the author examines the issue of privacy in light of the Indian Copyright Act, 1857 as amended by the Copyright Amendment Bill in 2010. Four key questions are examined in detail and the author gives suitable recommendations for each of the questions that arise.
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Blog Entry Problems Remain with Standing Committee's Report on Copyright Amendments
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 16, 2010 last modified Sep 06, 2011 07:50 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Rajya Sabha Standing Committee on Human Resource Development (under which ministry copyright falls) recently tabled their report on the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 before Parliament. There is much to be applauded in the report, including the progressive stand that the Committee has taken on the issue of providing access by persons with disabilities. This post, however, will concern itself with highlighting some of the problems with that report, along with some very important considerations that got missed out of the entire amendment debate.
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Blog Entry RCEP IP Chapter: A Serious Threat to Access to Knowledge/ Cultural Goods?
by Arul George Scaria and Anubha Sinha published Aug 01, 2017 — filed under: ,
Negotiators from sixteen countries are currently meeting in Hyderabad for discussing a free trade agreement titled Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
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Blog Entry Report of the 30th Session of the WIPO SCCR by the Centre for Internet & Society
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Mar 23, 2016 last modified Apr 04, 2016 02:39 PM — filed under: , , ,
This report was edited by Nehaa Chaudhari, Programme Officer; compiled with assistance from Nisha S.K., Administrator, and, Aarushi Bansal, Amulya P., and Saahil Dama, interns.
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File Right to Knowledge for Persons with Print Impairment: A Proposal to Amend the Indian Copyright Regime
by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 04, 2009 10:18 AM — filed under: ,
This re­search paper de­tails the need for an amend­ment of the pre­sent pro­vi­sions of Copy­right laws and help en­able the print im­paired gain ac­cess to pub­lished works. The paper was sub­mit­ted to the Min­istry of Human Re­source and De­vel­op­ment in Novem­ber to ap­praise it of the needs of the print dis­abled com­mu­ni­ty. The paper is up for pub­lic com­ments and we wel­come your feed­back for this on­go­ing cam­paign.
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Blog Entry Ring Side View : Update on WIPO Negotiations on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired
by Rahul Cherian published Aug 13, 2012 last modified Aug 13, 2012 04:34 AM — filed under: , , ,
As a legal advisor of the World Blind Union and part of the World Blind Union delegation to the 24th meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) that concluded on July 25, 2012 I had a ring side seat to the negotiations that happened between Member States in relation to the Treaty.
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Seminar on Rethinking Copyright and Licensing for Digital Publishing Today (Delhi, January 23)
by Anubha Sinha published Jan 20, 2017 last modified Jan 21, 2017 02:51 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Against the backdrop of a growing global and domestic digital publishing industry on one hand and the recent judgment by the Delhi High Court that upheld the education exception to reproduction of academic and literary works, Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi, and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) are organising a seminar to discuss and reflect on the relevance and functions of copyright and licensing within the transforming market practices and legal structures of the publishing industry today.
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