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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 Super Cassettes v. MySpace (Redux)
by Anubha Sinha published Jan 16, 2017 last modified Jan 18, 2017 02:31 PM — filed under: , , ,
The latest judgment in the matter of Super Cassettes v. MySpace is a landmark and progressive ruling, which strengthens the safe harbor immunity enjoyed by Internet intermediaries in India. It interprets the provisions of the IT Act, 2000 and the Copyright Act, 1957 to restore safe harbor immunity to intermediaries even in the case of copyright claims. It also relieves MySpace from pre-screening user-uploaded content, endeavouring to strike a balance between free speech and censorship. CIS was one of the intervenors in the case, and has been duly acknowledged in the judgment.
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Blog Entry Technological Protection Measures in the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 28, 2010 last modified May 17, 2012 04:51 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
In this post Pranesh Prakash conducts a legal exegesis of section 65A of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010, which deals with the stuff that enables 'Digital Rights/Restrictions Management', i.e., Technological Protection Measures. He notes that while the provision avoids some mistakes of the American law, it still poses grave problems to consumers, and that there are many uncertainties in it still.
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Blog Entry The 2010 Special 301 Report Is More of the Same, Slightly Less Shrill
by Pranesh Prakash published May 13, 2010 last modified Oct 03, 2011 05:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Pranesh Prakash examines the numerous flaws in the Special 301 from the Indian perspective, to come to the conclusion that the Indian government should openly refuse to acknowledge such a flawed report. He notes that the Consumers International survey, to which CIS contributed the India report, serves as an effective counter to the Special 301 report.
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Blog Entry The Game of IPR: Insights from the 6th Global Intellectual Property Convention in Hyderabad
by Samantha Cassar published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Jan 31, 2014 09:56 AM — filed under: , , ,
IP practitioners and IP creators were among the 1700 participants to gather at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre earlier this month. Here, CIS had the opportunity of listening in on perspectives around the “Optimization of economic value of innovation & IPR in the global market” while attending numerous talks and sessions that were held over the course of the convention’s three days.
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The International Copyright System and Access to Education: Challenges, New Access Models and Prospects for New Principles
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 01, 2012 last modified Jun 01, 2012 04:29 AM — filed under: ,
This event organised by Max Planck Institute was held in Munich, Germany on May 14 and 15, 2012. Pranesh Prakash participated in this event.
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The Law and Economics of Copyright Users Rights
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 06, 2013 — filed under: ,
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law is organizing a conference on law and economics of copyright users at Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC, on September 26, 2013. Sunil Abraham will present an update on the Pervasive Technologies project as keynote at this meeting.
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Blog Entry The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Injunctions
by Lawrence Liang published Jun 15, 2012 — filed under: ,
The same ‘Ashok Kumar,' now restrained from infringing the copyright of the film, ‘3,' helped its signature song, ‘ Kolaveri,' go viral by downloading and copying it without any restraints, writes Lawrence Liang in this Op-ed published in the Hindu on May 23, 2012.
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Blog Entry Thomas Abraham's Rebuttal on Parallel Importation
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 10, 2011 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:47 AM — filed under: , ,
We engaged in an e-mail conversation with Thomas Abraham, the managing director of Hachette India, on the issue of parallel importation of books into India. We thought it would be in the public interest to publish a substantive part of that conversation. In this post he points at great length how our arguments are faulty. While we still believe that he doesn't succeed, we hope this will clarify matters a bit.
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To embed a tweet or not?
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 23, 2016 — filed under: ,
Experts say it would amount to copyright infringement if the fair use clause is exploited.
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