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Year Ahead Copyright 2010: Between An Enforcement “Gold Standard” And Stronger Limitations
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 04, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:43 PM — filed under:
Whereas copyright is increasingly being exchanged for contractual relationships why all the debate and new efforts in national and international copyright legislation. Monika Ernet's article in the Intellectual Property Watch examines this in the wake of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and the international treaty on access to online books for the visually impaired. The article also carries Pranesh Prakash's views on introduction of technical protection measures and the protection of them by law.
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Campaigners for Inclusion to Organise Awareness Raising Event at Kolkata International Book Fair on February 6
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 04, 2010 last modified Aug 31, 2011 10:43 AM — filed under: ,
Campaigners for Inclusion is organising an awareness raising event on Right to Read at the Kolkata International Book Fair on February 6, 2010.
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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.
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Blog Entry Impaired Social Mobility
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 22, 2010 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:07 AM — filed under: ,
Leading e-mail providers like Gmail and Yahoo Mail have introduced open protocols for copying e-mails offline through Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird but popular social networking websites like Facebook, Myspace, etc generally do not allow the user to backup their own data. Sunil Abraham through this article points out that if competition and technological development does not rectify the situation then the government needs to intervene for the sake of its citizens.
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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 Piracy Studies in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 22, 2010 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:35 AM — filed under: ,
The word ‘piracy’ assumes negative connotations. In the imagination of an ordinary middle class urban Indian it is linked directly to the informal economy, crime and even terrorism. But the ‘pirated good’, that is, the ‘optical disc’ is not seen with a similar perception. The ‘CD’ is the access key to the cultural wealth of music, cinema and software contained inside. This paradox is created in the sphere of information and knowledge that is created by anti-piracy agencies using extensive reports and statistics that are published every year. These statistics often have a tendency to create a feeling of ‘shock and awe’ for the readers that see these numbers splashed across headlines of news and media reports. Till 2004, the creation of numbers conjuring losses up to millions was mostly the domain of the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), which is now supplemented by reports commissioned to consultancy groups like McKinsey, PWC, and Ernst & Young. This article by Siddharth Chadha traces a few reports that have come to become popular benchmarks of piracy in the past few years.
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Right to Read Campaign - Delhi
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 18, 2010 last modified Aug 31, 2011 10:43 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society is organizing a Right to Read Campaign on January 30th 2010, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
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IGF 2009 - Main Session: Emerging Issues: Social Networks
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 18, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:46 PM — filed under:
Current laws don't seem to scale well to handle Web 2.0 issues
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Blog Entry Right to Knowledge for Persons with Print Impairment: A Proposal to Amend the Indian Copyright Regime
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 04, 2009 last modified Apr 26, 2013 06:09 AM — filed under:
This research paper argues the need for amending Indian Copyright provisions for enabling the print impaired to gain access to published works. The paper was submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource and Development in November to appraise it of the needs of the print disabled community. It is up for public comments and we welcome your feedback for this ongoing campaign.
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