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Blog Entry The Networked Public: How Social Media is Changing Democracy
by Amber Sinha published Sep 19, 2019 last modified Oct 03, 2019 06:51 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The book looks at how networks exert unchecked power in subverting political discourse and polarizing the public in India. Towards that, it investigates the history of misinformation and the biases that make the public susceptible to it, how digital platforms and their governance impacts the public’s behaviour in them, as well as the changing face of political targeting in a data-driven ecosystem.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The new Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions are a big win for FOSS in India!
by Anubha Sinha published Feb 23, 2016 last modified Feb 24, 2016 06:30 AM — filed under: , , ,
India is one of the few countries which permits patenting of software – a monopolization that has only benefited established corporations and largely throttled innovation in the software industry, worldwide. CIS has consistently advocated against patentablity of software and in a major victory last week, software patenting in India died a little more. This happened via the newly issued Guidelines for the Examination of Computer Related Inventions, which introduces a new test to restrict software patenting – in essence the same legal test that CIS had been proposing since 2010. This post highlights the new test and other noteworthy changes in the Guidelines.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry The Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2013 and the Lack of Access to Accessibility Rights
by Amba Salelkar published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Feb 03, 2014 02:21 AM — filed under: ,
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2013 (The RPD Bill) went through three avatars since its commissioning in 2009 under the Sudha Kaul Committee. This blog post brings you a summary of the three stages since it was initially commissioned.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
The Right to Read Campaign, now in Delhi
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 22, 2010 last modified Aug 17, 2011 08:45 AM — filed under: ,
The Right to Read campaign, this time in Delhi, the national capital of the country has been announced. This is the third in the series. The previous two held in Calcutta and Chennai were highly successful and Delhi too promises quite a lot.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Blog Entry The Supreme Court Delivers
by Shyam Ponappa published Oct 22, 2012 last modified Dec 21, 2012 09:57 AM — filed under: ,
Now, the spectrum and licence issues need resolution. On September 27, 2012, the Supreme Court of India delivered the opinion of a bench comprising five Judges on the Presidential Reference regarding the auction of 2G spectrum.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry The Technology behind Big Data
by Geethanjali Jujjavarapu and Udbhav Tiwari published Nov 30, 2016 last modified Dec 04, 2016 09:53 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The authors undertakes a high-level literature review of the most commonly used technological tools and processes in the big data life cycle. The big data life cycle is a conceptual construct that can be used to study the various stages that typically occur in collecting, storing and analysing big data, along with the principles that can govern these processes.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Towards Algorithmic Transparency
by Radhika Radhakrishnan, and Amber Sinha published Jul 06, 2020 last modified Jul 15, 2020 01:16 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This policy brief examines the issue of transparency as a key ethical component in the development, deployment, and use of Artificial Intelligence.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Train the Trainer Program
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Nov 18, 2013 — filed under: , , , , ,
Wikipedians, about 20 of them, from 10 different cities, speaking 8 different languages, joined together for the first ever four days "Train the Trainer Program" organised by the Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team in Bangalore from October 3 to 6, 2013.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Universal Service for Persons with Disabilities: A Global Survey of Policy Interventions and Good Practices
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Dec 27, 2011 last modified Oct 08, 2012 05:43 AM — filed under: , ,
The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies and the Centre for Internet and Societies in cooperation with the Hans Foundation have published the Universal Service for Persons with Disabilities: A Global Survey of Policy Interventions and Good Practices. The book consists of a Foreword by Axel Leblois, an Introduction and four chapters. Deepti Bharthur, Axel Leblois and Nirmita Narasimhan have contributed to the chapters.
Blog Entry University of Mysore Re-releases Kannada Vishwakosha (Encyclopaedia) under Creative Commons Free License
by U.B.Pavanaja published Jul 24, 2014 last modified Jul 24, 2014 07:03 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The University of Mysore and the Centre for Internet and Society co-organized the Open Knowledge Day in Mysore on July 15, 2014. On this occasion Mysore University released six volumes of Kannada Vishwakosha under the Creative Commons (CC) license.
Located in Openness / Blog