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Blog Entry Analysis of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 18, 2010 last modified Sep 21, 2011 06:01 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
CIS analyses the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010, from a public interest perspective to sift the good from the bad, and importantly to point out what crucial amendments should be considered but have not been so far.
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Blog Entry Privacy and the Indian Copyright Act, 1857 as Amended in 2010
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 20, 2010 last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:25 AM — filed under: , ,
In this post the author examines the issue of privacy in light of the Indian Copyright Act, 1857 as amended by the Copyright Amendment Bill in 2010. Four key questions are examined in detail and the author gives suitable recommendations for each of the questions that arise.
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Blog Entry The Bilski Case - Impact on Software Patents
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2010 last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:24 AM — filed under: ,
The Supreme Court of the United States gave its decision in Bilski v Kappos on 28 June, 2010. In this case the petitioners’ patent application sought protection for a claimed invention that explains how commodities buyers and sellers in the energy market can protect, or hedge, against the risk of price changes. The Court in affirming the rejection by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit also held that the machine- or-transformation test is not necessarily the sole test of patentability. The Court’s ruling of abstract ideas as unpatentable and its admission that patents do not necessarily promote innovation and may sometimes limit competition and stifle innovation have provided a ray of hope. In the light of the developments, the Bilski decision as far as patentability of software is concerned may not be totally insignificant, says Krithika Dutta Narayana.
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Blog Entry First Post-Bilski Decision - Software Patent Rejected
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2010 last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:24 AM — filed under: ,
In the first decision post-Bilski, the Board of Patents Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) rejected a software patent claimed by Hewlett-Packard. The ruling in this case has buttressed the fact that the Bilski decision furthered the cause of narrowing the patentability of software even though the Supreme Court of the United States totally avoided mentioning software patents or the applicability of the machine or transformation test for software patents in its decision.
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Blog Entry Statement of CIS, India, on the WIPO Broadcast Treaty at the 22nd SCCR
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 22, 2011 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:41 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The twenty-second session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights is being held in Geneva from June 15 to June 24, 2011. Nirmita Narasimhan and Pranesh Prakash are attending the conference. CIS delivered its statement, on the Broadcast Treaty, and made it available in print form as well.
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Blog Entry Lecture by Eben Moglen and Mishi Choudhary
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 13, 2008 last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:55 AM — filed under: , ,
The Software Freedom Law Center, National Law School, and the Centre for Internet and Society organised a lecture by Mishi Choudhary and Eben Moglen for students of NLS on Saturday, December 13, 2008.
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Blog Entry Civil Society Letter Against TRIPS-Plus IP Enforcement
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 18, 2009 last modified Sep 22, 2011 12:48 PM — filed under: , , ,
This open letter was sent to the president of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and high-level government officials on the eve of the Third International Conference on Counterfeiting & Piracy organized by CII. This conference aims to strengthen the enforcement of intellectual property rights and thus creating an imbalance in the protection that intellectual property offers to both those who own it as well as those who don't.
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Blog Entry World IT Forum 2009
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 08, 2009 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:44 AM — filed under: ,
At the World IT Forum, Pranesh Prakash made a brief presentation on intellectual property rights, how ill-suited they are to be considered "property" rights, and how they have been foisted upon the developing world.
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Blog Entry Don't Shoot the Messenger: Speech on Intermediary Liability at 22nd SCCR of WIPO
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 08, 2011 last modified Jun 01, 2012 03:01 PM — filed under: , , ,
This is a speech made by Pranesh Prakash at an side-event co-organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Internet Society on intermediary liability, to coincide with the release of Prof. Lillian Edwards's WIPO-commissioned report on 'Role and Responsibility of the Internet Intermediaries in the Field of Copyright'.
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Blog Entry We’ve All Got Some Baggage
by Lawrence Liang published Nov 13, 2010 last modified May 29, 2014 07:22 AM — filed under: ,
America’s newest trade agreement is not going to kill only iPods. The article appeared in the Tehelka Magazine Vol 7, Issue 45, Dated November 13, 2010
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