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Blog Entry Copyright Amendment: Bad, but Could Have Been Much Worse
by Sunil Abraham published Jun 15, 2012 — filed under: ,
The changes to the Copyright Act protect the disabled - but are restrictive about cover versions and web freedom, writes Sunil Abraham in this article published in the Business Standard on June 10, 2012.
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Blog Entry A Ludicrous Ban
by Achal Prabhala and Lawrence Liang published Jun 04, 2012 — filed under: ,
Achal Prabhala and Lawrence Liang have written an article for the Open Magazine about the bizarre ways in which the Internet is regulated in 21st century India.
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Blog Entry An FAQ on the Copyright Amendment Bill, 2012, for the Benefit of Persons with Disabilities
by Dr. Sam Taraporevala and Rahul Cherian published Jun 02, 2012 last modified Jun 02, 2012 04:35 AM — filed under: ,
The Copyright Amendment Bill 2012 introduced certain provisions for the benefit of persons with disabilities and as it has been passed by both houses of parliament (By the Rajya Sabha on May 17, 2012 and the Lok Sabha on May 22, 2012).
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The International Copyright System and Access to Education: Challenges, New Access Models and Prospects for New Principles
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 01, 2012 last modified Jun 01, 2012 04:29 AM — filed under: ,
This event organised by Max Planck Institute was held in Munich, Germany on May 14 and 15, 2012. Pranesh Prakash participated in this event.
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Blog Entry Copyright Amendments – Empowering the Print Disabled
by Rahul Cherian published May 29, 2012 last modified Sep 07, 2012 11:11 AM — filed under: ,
The much anticipated Copyright Amendment Bill, 2012 was passed with a few changes in the Rajya Sabha on 17th May 2012 after a very spirited debate and passed by the Lok Sabha on the 22nd May 2012 with unanimous consensus.
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Will the Copyright Law Help the Starving Artist?
by Prasad Krishna published May 29, 2012 — filed under: ,
By law, producers are no longer allowed to keep all the royalties to songs, lyrics or other works of arts. Now, these rights will have to be shared with the artist who created them.
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Blog Entry Copyright Madness
by Lawrence Liang and Achal Prabhala published May 24, 2012 last modified May 30, 2012 03:46 AM — filed under: ,
Prompted by courts and piracy-fearing businesses, Indian ISPs have taken down popular, legitimate websites. This Op-ed by Lawrence Liang and Achal Prabhala was published in the Indian Express on May 22, 2012.
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Gandhi, Freedom, and the Dilemmas of Copyright
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 29, 2012 last modified Apr 28, 2012 04:11 AM — filed under: , , ,
To commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary, the Centre for Internet and Society cordially invites you to a talk by Prof. Shyamkrishna Balganesh of the University of Pennsylvania on Gandhi, Freedom, and the Dilemmas of Copyright on 30 January 2012 at 6.00 p.m.
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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 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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