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Enforcement of Anti-piracy Laws by the Indian Entertainment Industry

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:35 AM

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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World IT Forum 2009

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:44 AM

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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Civil Society Letter Against TRIPS-Plus IP Enforcement

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Sep 22, 2011 12:48 PM

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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Lecture by Eben Moglen and Mishi Choudhary

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:55 AM

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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