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Blog Entry MHRD IPR Chair Series: Information Received from IIT Roorkee
by Karan Tripathi and Nehaa Chaudhari published Nov 17, 2015 last modified Nov 21, 2015 07:26 AM — filed under: , , ,
This post provides a factual description about the operation of Ministry of Human Resource Development IPR Chair’s Intellectual Property Education, Research and Public Outreach (IPERPO) scheme in IIT Roorkee.
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Blog Entry Comparative Transparency Review of Collective Management Organisations in India, United Kingdom and the United States
by Maggie Huang published Jul 31, 2015 last modified Aug 21, 2015 05:12 PM — filed under: ,
This Transparency Review seeks to compare the publicly available information on the websites of music collective management organizations (“CMOs”) operating within India, the United States, and the United Kingdom. A total of 10 CMOs were selected, which included a range of non-profit, government registered organizations to for-profit, private organizations, managing works on behalf of record labels, publishers, composers, lyricists, and music performers. This exercise intends to contribute to the growing body of research on the relationship between transparency and effectiveness of CMOs. It concludes with recommendations and learnings which may lead to more transparent and effective functioning of copyright societies in India, and management of music copyright overall.
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File CIS RTI REQUEST TO DIPP - NUMBER 1 - FEBRUARY, 2015
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Apr 14, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
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Blog Entry Disability Exceptions in Copyright Legislations
by Rishika published Jan 12, 2015 — filed under: , ,
In the year 2006, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) conducted a study on different national approaches to copyright exception for persons with disabilities. Over 60 countries have an exception in their Copyright laws permitting conversion of works into accessible formats for the benefit of persons who cannot read print. The scope of the exception varies, in terms of the beneficiaries covered, formats permitted, restrictions on who can convert, etc.
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Blog Entry National IPR Policy Series : Comments on the Proposed Intellectual Property Rights Policy to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Nov 30, 2014 last modified Apr 12, 2015 11:39 AM — filed under: , , , ,
On 13 November, 2014, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion had released a Call for Suggestions for India's proposed National IPR Policy. This is the Centre for Internet and Society's (CIS) submission for the same.
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Blog Entry Interviews with App Developers: [dis]regard towards IPR vs. Patent Hype – Part II
by Samantha Cassar published Aug 14, 2014 last modified Aug 19, 2014 03:51 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The following is a second post within a series reporting on interviews conducted with 10 of Bangalore's mobile app developers and other industry stakeholders. Within this research, CIS attempts to understand how they engage with the law within their practice, particularly with respect to IP. Here we examine how these developers responded to a question on legal protection for their works.
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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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WIPO: Scope and rights of potential broadcasting treaty clarified
by Prasad Krishna published May 06, 2014 last modified May 28, 2014 07:03 AM — filed under: ,
This post by Alexandra Bhattacharya was published in SUNS #7796 dated 5 May 2014.
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Blog Entry Transcripts of Discussions at WIPO SCCR 27
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Apr 30, 2014 last modified May 25, 2014 04:50 AM — filed under: , , ,
We are providing archival copies of the transcripts of the 27th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, which is being held in Geneva from April 28, 2014 to May 2, 2014.
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Blog Entry CIS Statement at 27th SCCR on the WIPO Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Apr 30, 2014 last modified May 01, 2014 02:27 PM — filed under: , , ,
The 27th Session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights is being held in Geneva from April 28, 2014 to May 2, 2014. Nehaa Chaudhari, on behalf of CIS made the following statement on April 29, 2014.
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