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Blog Entry Copyright Amendment Bill in Parliament
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Aug 30, 2011 — filed under: , ,
The Copyright Amendment Bill is expected to be presented in the Rajya Sabha by the Minister for Human Resource and Development, Kapil Sibal today afternoon. The much awaited Bill (since it has been in the offing since 2006) has undergone significant changes since its initial appearance.
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Blog Entry CIS-TWN Analysis of WIPO Treaty for the Print Disabled (SCCR/22/15)
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 04, 2011 last modified Oct 12, 2011 08:29 AM — filed under: , , ,
CIS and the Third World Network (TWN) conducted a quick analysis of the "Consensus document on an international instrument on limitations and exceptions for persons with print disabilities presented by Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, and the United States of America" presented as WIPO document numbered SCCR/22/15.
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Blog Entry Statement of CIS on the WIPO Broadcast Treaty at the 23rd SCCR
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 29, 2011 last modified Nov 30, 2011 06:55 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The twenty-third session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights is being held in Geneva from November 22, 2011 to December 2, 2011. Pranesh Prakash delivered this statement on a new proposal made by South Africa and Mexico (SCCR/23/6) on a treaty for broadcasters.
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Blog Entry Comment by CIS at ACE on Presentation on French Charter on the Fight against Cyber-Counterfeiting
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 01, 2011 last modified Dec 01, 2011 11:59 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The seventh session of the World Intellectual Property Organization's Advisory Committee on Enforcement is being held in Geneva on November 30 and December 1, 2011. Pranesh Prakash responded to a presentation by Prof. Pierre Sirinelli of the École de droit de la Sorbonne, Université Paris 1 on 'The French Charter on the Fight against Cyber-Counterfeiting of December 16, 2009' with this comment.
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Blog Entry CIS Intervention on Future Work of the WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 01, 2011 — filed under: , , , ,
The seventh session of the World Intellectual Property Organization's Advisory Committee on Enforcement (ACE) is being held in Geneva on November 30 and December 1, 2011. Pranesh Prakash intervened during the discussion of future work of the ACE with this comment.
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Blog Entry Calling Out the BSA on Its BS
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 09, 2011 last modified Sep 14, 2011 06:16 PM — filed under: , ,
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is trying to pull wool over government officials' eyes by equating software piracy with tax losses. Pranesh Prakash points out how that argument lacks cogency, and that tax losses would be better averted if BSA's constituent companies just decided to pay full taxes in India.
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Blog Entry Photocopying the past
by Sunil Abraham published Sep 02, 2011 last modified Sep 25, 2011 08:06 PM — filed under: ,
There is no single correct position when it comes to intellectual property or IP. In fact, there are at least five correct positions that you could possibly adopt based on who you are — a pro-creator position, a pro-entrepreneur position, a pro-government position, a pro-consumer position and a public interest position.
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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 Consumers International IP Watchlist 2011 — India Report
by Pranesh Prakash published May 17, 2011 last modified May 29, 2014 05:52 AM — filed under:
Pranesh Prakash prepared the India Report for the Consumers International IP Watchlist 2011. The report was published on the A2K Network website.
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Blog Entry Analysis of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2012
by Pranesh Prakash published May 23, 2012 last modified Nov 12, 2013 02:13 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
There are some welcome provisions in the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2012, and some worrisome provisions. Pranesh Prakash examines five positive changes, four negative ones, and notes the several missed opportunities. The larger concern, though, is that many important issues have not been addressed by these amendments, and how copyright policy is made without evidence and often out of touch with contemporary realities of the digital era.
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