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by Ben Bas last modified May 02, 2016 05:53 AM

Feedback to Draft Copyright Rules, 2012

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Oct 04, 2012 04:53 AM
October 01, 2012

The Centre for Internet & Society submitted its written comments on the Draft Copyright Rules, 2012 to Mr. G.R. Raghavender, Registrar of Copyrights & Director (BP&CR), Ministry of Human Resource Development.

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Access To Knowledge/Programme Plan

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Sep 30, 2012 01:25 PM
September 30, 2012

Pursuant to the announcement made on July 30, 2012 and as reflected in the FAQ accompanying the announcement, the India Program will become a project of the Access to Knowledge (A2K) program of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) an established non-profit organisation working in India whose own goals and objectives are in close alignment with that of the Wikimedia movement.

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Punjabi Wikipedia Workshop at Amritsar

Punjabi Wikipedia Workshop at Amritsar

by Shiju Alex — last modified Oct 04, 2012 04:11 PM
September 28, 2012

After Ludhiana and Patiala we came to Amritsar, which we all know is home to the Golden Temple and the spiritual centre of Sikh religion, to introduce Punjabi Wikipedia. The workshop was held at the Spring Dale Senior School, Amritsar on August 17, 2012.

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Editor Growth & Contribution Program on Telugu Wikipedia

by Nitika Tandon — last modified Sep 29, 2012 12:13 PM
September 28, 2012

Nitika Tandon tells us about the Editor Growth & Contribution Program on Telegu Wikipedia, how it will run, its necessity and the future steps.

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Punjabi Wikipedia Workshop at Punjabi University, Patiala

Punjabi Wikipedia Workshop at Punjabi University, Patiala

by Shiju Alex and Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Oct 04, 2012 12:18 PM

Patiala is the home to the famous Punjabi University. A Wikipedia workshop was organized at the Punjabi University's Punjabi Department on August 16, 2012.

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WIPO Treaty for the Visually Impaired — Moving from a Treaty on Paper to a Treaty that is Workable on the Ground

by Rahul Cherian — last modified Sep 28, 2012 04:41 AM
September 28, 2012

After many years of hard lobbying by the World Blind Union, it appears that the WIPO Treaty on limitations and exceptions for visually impaired persons/persons with print disabilities (TVI) could become a reality next year. However, due to pressure from the European Union and the United States, and their insistence on several untenable provisions, there is a real risk that the TVI could become unworkable on the ground.

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The First Punjabi Wikipedia Workshop

The First Punjabi Wikipedia Workshop

by Shiju Alex and Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Oct 04, 2012 12:16 PM
September 27, 2012

For those who might not be aware, Punjabi Wikipedia is one of the first Indic Wikipedias where community started editing way back in 2002. However, after the initial few edits all activities got stopped and it was inactive over the last decade. Recently we conducted a few workshops that led to the revival of Punjabi Wikipedia. This post is about the first Punjabi Wikipedia workshop held in Ludhiana, Punjab on July 28, 2012.

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Wikipedia Workshop in British Library, Chandigarh

Wikipedia Workshop in British Library, Chandigarh

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Oct 04, 2012 12:08 PM
September 27, 2012

A Wikipedia workshop was organized in Chandigarh by the British Library over two days on August 24 and 25, 2012. Bipin Kumar, Head of British Library and Christina, Deputy Manager had pivotal roles in designing this workshop with support from Piyush, a wikipedian.

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Indic Language Wikipedias – Statistical Report: January – June 2012

by Shiju Alex — last modified Sep 28, 2012 03:41 PM
September 25, 2012

The following is a compilation of the statistical update of the Indic language Wikipedias from January to June 2012. The author provides perspectives on the health of various Indic language communities as well as the state of various Indic language Wikipedias during the period.

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Pervasive Technologies: Access to Knowledge in the Marketplace — CIS’s Upcoming A2K Research Initiative

by Jadine Lannon — last modified Oct 30, 2012 06:23 AM

Pervasive technologies have flooded the Indian market and are changing the ways in which the average Indian accesses knowledge but very little is understood about these technologies, particularly when it comes to their legality. The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) plans to begin a research project that aims to understand how pervasive technologies interact with Intellectual Property laws and what can be done to protect these technologies from being labelled “illegal” and eradicated from the Asian market.

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