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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 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 October 2010 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 23, 2010 last modified Aug 07, 2012 12:02 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Greetings from the Centre for Internet and Society!
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September 2010 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 23, 2010 last modified Aug 10, 2012 07:22 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Greetings from the Centre for Internet and Society! In this bulletin we bring you updates of our research, news and media coverage and announcement of events organised in the month of September 2010.
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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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August 2010 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2010 last modified Aug 10, 2012 10:40 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Greetings from the Centre for Internet and Society. We bring you news and media coverage, research and event updates for the month of August 2010
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Blog Entry First Post-Bilski Decision - Software Patent Rejected
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2010 last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:24 AM — filed under: ,
In the first decision post-Bilski, the Board of Patents Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) rejected a software patent claimed by Hewlett-Packard. The ruling in this case has buttressed the fact that the Bilski decision furthered the cause of narrowing the patentability of software even though the Supreme Court of the United States totally avoided mentioning software patents or the applicability of the machine or transformation test for software patents in its decision.
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Blog Entry The Bilski Case - Impact on Software Patents
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2010 last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:24 AM — filed under: ,
The Supreme Court of the United States gave its decision in Bilski v Kappos on 28 June, 2010. In this case the petitioners’ patent application sought protection for a claimed invention that explains how commodities buyers and sellers in the energy market can protect, or hedge, against the risk of price changes. The Court in affirming the rejection by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit also held that the machine- or-transformation test is not necessarily the sole test of patentability. The Court’s ruling of abstract ideas as unpatentable and its admission that patents do not necessarily promote innovation and may sometimes limit competition and stifle innovation have provided a ray of hope. In the light of the developments, the Bilski decision as far as patentability of software is concerned may not be totally insignificant, says Krithika Dutta Narayana.
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July 2010 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2010 last modified Aug 10, 2012 09:41 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Greetings from the Centre for Internet & Society. We bring you updates of our research, news and media coverage, information on our events and other updates for the month of July 2010.
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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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