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Blog Entry Standing Committee's recommendations are at odds with Access to Knowledge
by Anubha Sinha published Jul 27, 2021 last modified Jul 28, 2021 09:31 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Indian Parliamentary Committee's report weighs on several aspects of the Indian IPR system and issues of protection and enforcement. This blog post summarily notes the observations and recommendations of the Committee on the Copyright Act, 1957 which stand to impact access to knowledge. The primary issue dealt with was the claim that copyright exceptions were affecting the publishing industry and authors. The recommendations include narrowing of copyright exceptions, barring digital storage and copying, promotion of libraries, and adopting the Berne Convention as the benchmark on limitations and exceptions.
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Blog Entry WIPO SCCR 41: Notes from Day 3 and Day 4
by Anubha Sinha published Jul 07, 2021 last modified Jul 08, 2021 02:51 PM — filed under: , , ,
Day 3 and 4 saw the presentation of four studies conducted by external experts on music markets in various regions in the world and one study on rights of stage directors of theatrical productions. Day 4 saw member states sharing their positions on a proposal for creation of two rights 1) rights of stage directors of stage productions and 2) public lending right. The Chair also presented the draft summary of the session upon its conclusion, on Day 4. This blog post shares the specific text under the broadcasting and limitations and exceptions agenda items, relevant from an access to knowledge perspective.
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Blog Entry WIPO SCCR 41: Notes from Day 2
by Anubha Sinha published Jul 07, 2021 last modified Jul 08, 2021 02:55 PM — filed under: , ,
Member states delivered opening statements and deliberated on the scope, direction, and progress of work on the limitations and exceptions agenda. This blog post summarises positions and contentions around: 1) Information Session on impact COVID 2) Creating a binding limitations and exceptions international instrument 3) Work Plan under the L&E agenda 4) Conducting regional consultations as per the report on regional seminars and international conference on limitations and exceptions.
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Blog Entry WIPO SCCR 41: Statement by CIS on the Protection of Broadcasting Organisations Agenda Item
by Anubha Sinha last modified Jun 29, 2021 01:19 PM — filed under: , ,
Anubha Sinha delivered a statement on behalf of CIS, on day 1 of the 41st WIPO SCCR session on the Protection of Broadcasting Organisations Agenda Item.
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Blog Entry WIPO SCCR 41: Statement by CIS on Limitations and Exceptions Agenda Item
by Anubha Sinha published Jun 29, 2021 last modified Jun 29, 2021 01:20 PM — filed under: , ,
Anubha Sinha delivered a statement on behalf of CIS, on day 2 of the 41st WIPO SCCR session, on the limitations and exceptions agenda item.
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Blog Entry A Comparative Study of Article Creation Campaigns on Wikipedia - Part II
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Jun 11, 2021 — filed under: ,
This is a short report on a comparative analysis of two prominent Wikimedia initiatives, Wikipedia Asian Month and Project Tiger, to understand prevailing challenges and opportunities, and strategies to address the same. The report has been authored by Nitesh Gill with inputs from Suswetha Kolluru, and editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha. This is part of a series of short-term studies undertaken by the CIS-A2K team in 2019–2020.
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Blog Entry Update on Publisher’s Copyright Infringement Suit Against Sci-Hub and LibGen in India
by Anubha Sinha published Apr 28, 2021 — filed under: , , ,
Anubha Sinha provides a summary of the progress of the copyright infringement suit against Sci-Hub and LibGen in India. This article was first published in InfoJustice on March 8, 2021.
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Blog Entry The STI Policy Proposes a Transformative Open Access Approach for India
by Anubha Sinha published Apr 28, 2021 — filed under: ,
Anubha Sinha explains what the draft national Science, Technology and Innovation policy means for open access to scientific literature for Indians. This article was first published in The Wire Science on January 21, 2021.
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Blog Entry Research Publishing: Is ‘One Nation, One Subscription’ Pragmatic Reform for India?
by Anubha Sinha published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Apr 28, 2021 05:09 PM — filed under: ,
Anubha Sinha examines the feasibility of the proposed 'One Nation, One Subscription' approach in the draft national Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (2020) on access to scientific literature. This article was first published in The Wire Science on October 23, 2020.
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Blog Entry Bridging the Gender Gap: A Report on Indian Language Wikimedia Communities
by Bhuvana Meenakshi published Dec 31, 2020 last modified May 15, 2021 12:26 PM — filed under: ,
This research study documents the gender gap and bias in Indian language Wikimedia projects and communities, with a focus on participation by and content related to women contributors across diverse Wikimedia platforms. The research was undertaken by Bhuvana Meenakshi Koteeswaran, with editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and additional inputs from Ambika Tandon and Sumandro Chattapadhyay.
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