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May 2018 Newsletter
by Prasad Krishna published May 31, 2018 last modified Jun 12, 2018 02:03 PM — filed under: ,
CIS newsletter for the month of May 2018.
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Blog Entry ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ ತರಬೇತಿ ೨೦೧೮ @ ರಾಂಚಿ
by Vikas Hegde published Jul 04, 2018 last modified Jul 04, 2018 05:02 PM — filed under: , , ,
ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯನ್ನರಾದ ವಿಕಾಸ್ ಹೆಗಡೆ ಅವರು Wiki Advanced Training 2018ರ ತಮ್ಮ ಅನುಭವ ಮತ್ತು ಕಲಿತ ವಿಚಾರಗಳನ್ನು ಈ ಬ್ಲಾಗಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆದುಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
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CIS anniversary
by Prasad Krishna published May 06, 2013 — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society will celebrate five years of its existence with an exhibition showcasing its works and accomplishments.
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Copyrights Amendment Bill to Be Tabled in Indian Parliament – Parallel Import provisions have Been Removed
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 14, 2011 — filed under: ,
This week, the Indian government’s Rajya Sabha (the upper house of Parliament) will debate the Copyright Amendments Act.
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Blog Entry Putting a Lid on Royalty Outflows — How the RBI can Help Reduce India's IP Costs
by Sanjana Govil published Jun 17, 2011 last modified Jan 26, 2012 05:11 PM — filed under: ,
While entrepreneurs, IP rights-holders and everyone else who has a stake continue to voice their opinions on the appropriate shape that the Indian IP regime ought to take, they tend to narrow their discussions to the language of substantive IP laws. However, there are regulations that cannot be found in the Patent Act, Copyright Act or Trademarks Act which nevertheless have an impact on how much one is paying for intellectual property. Paying attention to these external factors might just provide a simple solution to your IP woes.
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Blog Entry Enforcement of Anti-piracy Laws by the Indian Entertainment Industry
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 22, 2010 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:35 AM — filed under: , ,
This brief note by Siddharth Chadha seeks to map out the key actors in enforcement of copyright laws. These bodies not only investigate cases of infringement and piracy relating to the entertainment industry, but tie up with the police and IP law firms to pursue actions against the offenders through raids (many of them illegal) and court cases. Siddharth notes that the discourse on informal networks and circuits of distribution of cultural goods remains hijacked with efforts to contain piracy as the only rhetoric which safeguards the business interests of big, mostly multinational, media corporations.
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Blog Entry Arguments Against Software Patents in India
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 22, 2010 last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
CIS believes that software patents are harmful for the software industry and for consumers. In this post, Pranesh Prakash looks at the philosophical, legal and practical reasons for holding such a position in India. This is a slightly modified version of a presentation made by Pranesh Prakash at the iTechLaw conference in Bangalore on February 5, 2010, as part of a panel discussing software patents in India, the United States, and the European Union.
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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 A Guide to Key IPR Provisions of the Proposed India-European Union Free Trade Agreement
by Glover Wright published Jul 13, 2010 last modified Aug 30, 2011 01:06 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society presents a guide for policymakers and other stakeholders to the latest draft of the India-European Union Free Trade Agreement, which likely will be concluded by the end of the year and may hold serious ramifications for Indian businesses and consumers.
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