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Blog Entry Analysis of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 18, 2010 last modified Sep 21, 2011 06:01 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
CIS analyses the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010, from a public interest perspective to sift the good from the bad, and importantly to point out what crucial amendments should be considered but have not been so far.
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Blog Entry Announcing the Tracks for the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest 2015
by Anubha Sinha published Aug 22, 2014 last modified Aug 22, 2014 09:47 AM — filed under: , ,
CIS recently announced that the Centre for Internet and Society will be hosting the fourth edition of the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest at New Delhi, India, tentatively in the first two weeks of December, 2015. This post declares the track events to be conducted, seeks your participation and invites contributions from potential funders.
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April 2010 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 23, 2010 last modified Aug 13, 2012 04:51 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Greetings from the Centre for Internet and Society! We bring you updates of our research, events and news for the month of April 2010.
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Blog Entry Arguments Against Software Patents in India
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 22, 2010 last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
CIS believes that software patents are harmful for the software industry and for consumers. In this post, Pranesh Prakash looks at the philosophical, legal and practical reasons for holding such a position in India. This is a slightly modified version of a presentation made by Pranesh Prakash at the iTechLaw conference in Bangalore on February 5, 2010, as part of a panel discussing software patents in India, the United States, and the European Union.
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Arguments Against the PUPFIP Bill
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 20, 2009 last modified Sep 12, 2011 11:03 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Protection and Utilisation of Public Funded Intellectual Property Bill (PUPFIP Bill) is a new legislation being considered by Parliament, which was introduced in the 2008 winter session of the Rajya Sabha. It is modelled on the American Bayh-Dole Act (University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act) of 1980. On this page, we explore some of the reasons that the bill is unnecessary, and how it will be harmful if passed.
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Assocham event sparks row over conflict of interest by CCI
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 06, 2015 last modified Sep 19, 2015 04:34 PM — filed under: ,
CCI Chairman Ashok Chawla is the key speaker of the conference, organised by industry chamber Assocham with Ericsson being the event partner.
Located in Access to Knowledge / News & Media
Blog Entry At the end of the niche optical pirate
by Siddharth Chadha published Oct 29, 2009 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:44 AM — filed under: , , , ,
In this blog post, Siddharth Chaddha goes enquiring into the modus operandi of a video pirate / film lover / businessman in Bangalore's famed National Market.
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At WIPO, Study On Copyright Exceptions Stimulates Broad Discussion With Author
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 18, 2014 last modified Dec 27, 2014 02:33 PM — filed under: , ,
During the recent meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee, a study was presented on exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries and archives at the national level. The presentation spurred a full day of discussion about how to ensure libraries can continue to provide an indispensable service, and a substantive exchange with the author.
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Better intellectual property values luring Indian startups abroad
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 16, 2015 — filed under: ,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says Make in India. But anyone who wants to, finds that their intellectual property is valued much more if the patent is filed in the US, or anywhere else, but India.
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Beyond Property Rights: Thinking About Moral Definitions of Openness
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 07, 2013 — filed under: , ,
It is hard for Westerners to realize just how much we take for granted about intellectual property, and in particular, how much the property owner’s perspective--be it a corporation, government or creative artist--is embedded in our view of the world as the natural order of things.
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