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Expert Meeting on Freedom of Expression and Intellectual Property Rights

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Mar 16, 2012 07:41 AM

This report provides an overview of the discussion from the Expert Meeting on Freedom of Expression and Intellectual Property Rights, organized by ARTICLE 19 in London on November 18, 2011.

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Patented Games

by Sunil Abraham — last modified Mar 08, 2012 12:14 PM
March 08, 2012

Some prefer Steve Jobs, patron saint of perfection, others prefer Nicholas Negroponte, messiah of the masses. While Mr Jobs may be guilty of contributing to the digital divide, Mr Negroponte may have contributed to bridging it with his innovation: the One Laptop Per Child, also known as the $100 laptop or XO. Sunil Abraham's column was published in the Economic Times on 8 March 2012.

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Web Accessibility Policy Making: An International Perspective

Web Accessibility Policy Making: An International Perspective

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Sep 25, 2012 05:33 AM

G3ict and CIS are pleased to announce the publication of a new, improved edition of the Web Accessibility Policy Making: An International Perspective. The report published in cooperation with the Hans Foundation provides an updated synopsis of the many policies that governments have implemented around the world to ensure that the Internet and websites are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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Consumers International IP Watchlist 2011 — India Report

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified May 29, 2014 05:52 AM
January 02, 2012

Pranesh Prakash prepared the India Report for the Consumers International IP Watchlist 2011. The report was published on the A2K Network website.

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The Digital Classroom: Social Justice and Pedagogy

The Digital Classroom: Social Justice and Pedagogy

by Nishant Shah — last modified May 08, 2015 12:36 PM

What happens when we look at the classroom as a space of social justice? What are the ways in which students can be engaged in learning beyond rote memorisation? What innovative methods can be evolved to make students stakeholders in their learning process? These were some of the questions that were thrown up and discussed at the 2 day Faculty Training workshop for participant from colleges included in the Pathways to Higher Education programme, supported by Ford Foundation and collaboratively executed by the Higher Education Innovation and Research Application and the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore.

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Invisible Censorship: How the Government Censors Without Being Seen

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Jan 04, 2012 08:59 AM

The Indian government wants to censor the Internet without being seen to be censoring the Internet. This article by Pranesh Prakash shows how the government has been able to achieve this through the Information Technology Act and the Intermediary Guidelines Rules it passed in April 2011. It now wants methods of censorship that leave even fewer traces, which is why Mr. Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology talks of Internet 'self-regulation', and has brought about an amendment of the Copyright Act that requires instant removal of content.

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CIS Intervention on Future Work of the WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Dec 01, 2011 03:30 PM

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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CIS Hosts Scanned Version of George Orwell’s Books vs. Cigarettes

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Dec 01, 2011 01:31 PM
December 01, 2011

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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Comment by CIS at ACE on Presentation on French Charter on the Fight against Cyber-Counterfeiting

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Dec 01, 2011 11:59 AM

The seventh session of the World Intellectual Property Organization's Advisory Committee on Enforcement is being held in Geneva on November 30 and December 1, 2011. Pranesh Prakash responded to a presentation by Prof. Pierre Sirinelli of the École de droit de la Sorbonne, Université Paris 1 on 'The French Charter on the Fight against Cyber-Counterfeiting of December 16, 2009' with this comment.

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Statement of CIS on the WIPO Broadcast Treaty at the 23rd SCCR

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Nov 30, 2011 06:55 AM

The twenty-third session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights is being held in Geneva from November 22, 2011 to December 2, 2011. Pranesh Prakash delivered this statement on a new proposal made by South Africa and Mexico (SCCR/23/6) on a treaty for broadcasters.

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