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Blog Entry CIS Hosts Scanned Version of George Orwell’s Books vs. Cigarettes
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 01, 2011 last modified Dec 01, 2011 01:31 PM — filed under: ,
Verbindingen/Jonctions (V/J), the bi-annual multidisciplinary festival organised by Constant is taking place on December 1, 2011. Amateur scanning of books often raises a lot of questions, around the issue of copyright. For this V/J13 is scanning George Orwell’s Books vs. Cigarettes. The essay is in public domain in Russia, India and South Africa, but not in Europe and America due to copyright issues. CIS is hosting the scanned pages of the essay in public domain.
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Blog Entry CIS's Statement at SCCR 24 on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 22, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
This was the statement read out by Pranesh Prakash at the 24th meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee for Copyright and Related Rights in Geneva, on Friday, July 20, 2012.
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Blog Entry CIS's Statement at SCCR 24 on Exceptions & Limitations for Libraries and Archives
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 25, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
This was the statement delivered by Pranesh Prakash on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the 24th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyrights and Related Rights on the issue of exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives.
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Blog Entry Super Cassettes v. MySpace
by Ujwala Uppaluri published Oct 30, 2012 last modified Oct 31, 2012 10:27 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Delhi High Court’s judgment in Super Cassettes v. MySpace last July is worrying for a number of reasons. The court failed to appreciate the working of intermediaries online and disregard all pragmatic considerations involved. The consequences for free expression and particularly for file sharing by users of services online are especially unfavourable.
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Blog Entry Transcripts of Discussions at WIPO SCCR 25
by Smitha Krishna Prasad published Nov 20, 2012 last modified Dec 05, 2012 12:58 AM — filed under: , , ,
We are providing archival copies of the transcripts of the 25th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, which is being held in Geneva from November 19, 2012 to November 23, 2012.
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Blog Entry Comments on the Broadcast Treaty and Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives
by Smitha Krishna Prasad published Nov 29, 2012 last modified Dec 04, 2012 11:11 PM — filed under: , , ,
This November at WIPO the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights was witness to a tough negotiation on the proposed Treaty providing access to copyrighted materials to visually impaired persons. In between these discussions, the SCCR also found time to have two short plenary sessions on the proposed broadcast treaty as well as working documents on exceptions for libraries and archives.
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WIPO Regional Seminar on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions
by Admin published May 01, 2019 last modified Jun 05, 2019 01:34 PM — filed under: , ,
Anubha Sinha participated in the WIPO “Regional Seminar for the Asia Pacific Group on Libraries, Archives, Museums and Educational & Research Institutions in the Field of Copyright”, which was held on April 29 and 30, 2019, in Singapore.
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Copy, Left And Right
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 19, 2011 last modified May 23, 2012 06:37 AM — filed under:
Copyright laws are becoming more rigid and anti-sharing. But copyleft has a solution.
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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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WIPO To Negotiate Treaty For The Blind In June; ‘Still Some Distance To Travel’
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 21, 2012 last modified Dec 21, 2012 11:50 AM — filed under: , ,
In a swift 15 minute session this morning delegates at the World Intellectual Property Organization extraordinary assembly agreed to convene a high-level meeting in Morocco in June to finalise a treaty on international exceptions to copyrights on books in special formats for visually impaired people.
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