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Blog Entry World IT Forum 2009
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 08, 2009 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:44 AM — filed under: ,
At the World IT Forum, Pranesh Prakash made a brief presentation on intellectual property rights, how ill-suited they are to be considered "property" rights, and how they have been foisted upon the developing world.
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Blog Entry Don't Shoot the Messenger: Speech on Intermediary Liability at 22nd SCCR of WIPO
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 08, 2011 last modified Jun 01, 2012 03:01 PM — filed under: , , ,
This is a speech made by Pranesh Prakash at an side-event co-organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Internet Society on intermediary liability, to coincide with the release of Prof. Lillian Edwards's WIPO-commissioned report on 'Role and Responsibility of the Internet Intermediaries in the Field of Copyright'.
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Blog Entry We’ve All Got Some Baggage
by Lawrence Liang published Nov 13, 2010 last modified May 29, 2014 07:22 AM — filed under: ,
America’s newest trade agreement is not going to kill only iPods. The article appeared in the Tehelka Magazine Vol 7, Issue 45, Dated November 13, 2010
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Blog Entry Statement of CIS on the Work of the Committee in the 21st SCCR
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Nov 23, 2010 last modified May 29, 2014 06:57 AM — filed under: ,
The twenty-first session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights was held in Geneva from 8 to 12 November 2010. Nirmita Narasimhan attended the conference and represented the Centre for Internet and Society.
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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 Seminar on Software Patent and the Commons
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 02, 2010 last modified Oct 23, 2011 02:22 PM — filed under: , ,
A pre-grant opposition has been filed against a software patent application filed in the patent office by Certicom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Research in Motion (RIM), manufacturers of Blackberry. The opposition was filed on August 31, 2010 by the Software Freedom Law Centre which has recently expanded its operations to India. This exciting development was announced by Mishi Choudhary from SFLC on the lines of the seminar on “Software Patents and the Commons” organised on 1 September 2010 in Delhi jointly by SFLC, the Centre for Internet and Society, the Society for Knowledge Commons and Red Hat. Filing more such oppositions to software patents in India was in the pipeline and this is just the beginning of a movement to take on monopolisation of knowledge and ideas through patenting software, the organisers said.
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Blog Entry New Release of IPR Chapter of India-EU Free Trade Agreement
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 12, 2011 last modified Sep 22, 2011 12:34 PM — filed under: , , ,
A draft of the IPR chapter of the EU-India FTA, made publicly available now for the first time, provides insight into India's response in July 2010 to several EU proposals on intellectual property protection and enforcement.
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Blog Entry Why Parallel Importation of Books Should Be Allowed
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 25, 2011 last modified Feb 01, 2019 05:41 PM — filed under: , ,
There has been much controversy lately with some publishers trying to stop the government from amending s.2(m) of the Indian Copyright Act, clarifying that a parallel import will not be seen as an "infringing copy". This blog post argues that the government should, keeping in mind the larger picture, still go ahead and legalise parallel imports.
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Blog Entry Indian Law and "Parallel Exports"
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 01, 2011 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:47 AM — filed under: , ,
Recently, a lawyer for the publishing industry made the claim that allowing for parallel importation would legally allow for the exports of low-priced edition. Here we present a legal rebuttal of that claim.
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Blog Entry Thomas Abraham's Rebuttal on Parallel Importation
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 10, 2011 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:47 AM — filed under: , ,
We engaged in an e-mail conversation with Thomas Abraham, the managing director of Hachette India, on the issue of parallel importation of books into India. We thought it would be in the public interest to publish a substantive part of that conversation. In this post he points at great length how our arguments are faulty. While we still believe that he doesn't succeed, we hope this will clarify matters a bit.
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