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Blog Entry Can Judges Order ISPs to Block Websites for Copyright Infringement? (Part 3)
by Ananth Padmanabhan published Feb 14, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
In a three-part study, Ananth Padmanabhan examines the "John Doe" orders that courts have passed against ISPs, which entertainment companies have used to block dozens, if not hundreds, of websites. In this, the third and concluding part, he looks at the Indian law in the Copyright Act and the Information Technology Act, and concludes that both those laws restrain courts and private companies from ordering an ISP to block a website for copyright infringement.
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Blog Entry Can Judges Order ISPs to Block Websites for Copyright Infringement? (Part 2)
by Ananth Padmanabhan published Feb 05, 2014 last modified Mar 06, 2014 04:48 PM — filed under: , , , ,
In a three-part study, Ananth Padmanabhan examines the "John Doe" orders that courts have passed against ISPs, which entertainment companies have used to block dozens, if not hundreds, of websites. In this, the second part, he looks at the law laid down by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court on secondary and contributory copyright infringement, and finds that those wouldn't allow Indian courts to grant "John Doe" orders against ISPs.
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Blog Entry The Game of IPR: Insights from the 6th Global Intellectual Property Convention in Hyderabad
by Samantha Cassar published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Jan 31, 2014 09:56 AM — filed under: , , ,
IP practitioners and IP creators were among the 1700 participants to gather at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre earlier this month. Here, CIS had the opportunity of listening in on perspectives around the “Optimization of economic value of innovation & IPR in the global market” while attending numerous talks and sessions that were held over the course of the convention’s three days.
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Blog Entry Open Letter to the Vatican: Request for Holy See to Comment on IPR
by Samantha Cassar published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Jan 31, 2014 07:14 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Due to the Holy See’s demonstrated pro-access position to medicines and published materials for persons with disabilities, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) requested for His Excellency, Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, to also consider copyrights, patents or IPR more generally, as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer at WIPO. We strongly encourage other organizations and civil society groups to modify this letter, as needed, and to contact the Holy See Mission to the United Nations (and WIPO) in Geneva in order to help us prompt His Excellency to contribute to the international dialogue on IPR.
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Blog Entry Can Judges Order ISPs to Block Websites for Copyright Infringement? (Part 1)
by Ananth Padmanabhan published Jan 30, 2014 last modified Jan 31, 2014 06:00 AM — filed under: , ,
In a three-part study, Ananth Padmanabhan examines the "John Doe" orders that courts have passed against ISPs, which entertainment companies have used to block dozens, if not hundreds, of websites. In this part, he looks at the theory behind John Doe orders and finds that it would be wrong for Indian courts to grant "John Doe" orders against ISPs.
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The Law and Economics of Copyright Users Rights
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 06, 2013 — filed under: ,
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law is organizing a conference on law and economics of copyright users at Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC, on September 26, 2013. Sunil Abraham will present an update on the Pervasive Technologies project as keynote at this meeting.
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Blog Entry Copyrights and Copywrongs Why the Government Should Embrace the Public Domain
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 21, 2013 last modified Sep 06, 2013 04:56 AM — filed under: ,
Each of you reading this article is a criminal and should be jailed for up to three years. Yes, you. "Why?," you may ask.
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Blog Entry Do You Have the Right to Unlock Your Smart Phone?
by Puneeth Nagaraj published Aug 07, 2013 last modified Aug 07, 2013 07:32 AM — filed under: , ,
In this blog post Puneeth Nagaraj looks at the recent controversy over the expiration of the exemption granted by the US Library of Congress for unlocking phones and compares the Indian position as per a 2005 Andhra Pradesh High Court judgment.
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An Interview of Vera Franz
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 15, 2013 last modified Jul 15, 2013 09:49 AM — filed under: , , ,
This interview was conducted at the Diplomatic Conference to Conclude a Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities on June 26, 2013.
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WIPO reaches agreement on treaty for blind
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 01, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
Officials at the World Intellectual Property Organisation have reached an agreement to provide wider access to books for the visually impaired in different countries, a long-pending demand of the World Blind Union and activist groups.
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