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Time Out Bengaluru - Software Patenting
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 11, 2010 last modified Jan 16, 2013 06:39 AM — filed under: , ,
An article by Akhila Seetharaman published as a precursor to the national public meeting on software patents held on 4th in Bangalore.
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World Day Against Software Patents
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 10, 2010 last modified Jan 16, 2013 07:15 AM — filed under: ,
A global coalition of more than 80 software companies, associations and developers has declared the 24th of September to be the "World Day Against Software Patents". The Hindu, a national daily dedicated one page of its Bangalore edition to software patents and software freedom. Deepa Kurup contributed written two articles titled "Will patenting take the byte out of IT here?" and "How would it be if you read only one type of book?" which reflects some of the concerns of the Free/Libre/Open Source Software community.
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File CI IP Watch List 2009 - India Report
by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 09, 2009 10:09 AM — filed under: , ,
The India Report of the Consumers International IP Watch List 2009, detailing ways in which Indian copyright laws are beneficial and harmful for creators and consumers.
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PUPFIP Bill
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 04, 2009 last modified Aug 20, 2011 03:15 PM — filed under:
A new bill which tries to promote innovation through privatization of public-funded research and is unnecessary, misguided, and will prove harmful to Indian research, innovation, and will harm the interests of taxpayers and consumers.
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Arguments Against the PUPFIP Bill
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 20, 2009 last modified Sep 12, 2011 11:03 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Protection and Utilisation of Public Funded Intellectual Property Bill (PUPFIP Bill) is a new legislation being considered by Parliament, which was introduced in the 2008 winter session of the Rajya Sabha. It is modelled on the American Bayh-Dole Act (University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act) of 1980. On this page, we explore some of the reasons that the bill is unnecessary, and how it will be harmful if passed.
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Resources
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 20, 2009 last modified Oct 20, 2009 03:29 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
A collection of resources that will help one navigate through the arguments and evidence for and against the Indian "Bayh-Dole" bill.
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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 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 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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