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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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Photocopying the past

by Sunil Abraham — last modified Sep 25, 2011 08:06 PM

There is no single correct position when it comes to intellectual property or IP. In fact, there are at least five correct positions that you could possibly adopt based on who you are — a pro-creator position, a pro-entrepreneur position, a pro-government position, a pro-consumer position and a public interest position.

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CIS-TWN Analysis of WIPO Treaty for the Print Disabled (SCCR/22/15)

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Oct 12, 2011 08:29 AM

CIS and the Third World Network (TWN) conducted a quick analysis of the "Consensus document on an international instrument on limitations and exceptions for persons with print disabilities presented by Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, and the United States of America" presented as WIPO document numbered SCCR/22/15.

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Calling Out the BSA on Its BS

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Sep 14, 2011 06:16 PM

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is trying to pull wool over government officials' eyes by equating software piracy with tax losses. Pranesh Prakash points out how that argument lacks cogency, and that tax losses would be better averted if BSA's constituent companies just decided to pay full taxes in India.

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Copyright Amendment Bill in Parliament

by Nirmita Narasimhan — last modified Aug 30, 2011 09:26 AM

The Copyright Amendment Bill is expected to be presented in the Rajya Sabha by the Minister for Human Resource and Development, Kapil Sibal today afternoon. The much awaited Bill (since it has been in the offing since 2006) has undergone significant changes since its initial appearance.

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Govt for Legalising Parallel Import of Copyright Works; Publishers Oppose

by Shamnad Basheer — last modified Aug 30, 2011 10:19 AM

Section 2(m) legalises the parallel imports of books and other copyrighted material into India and was part of the initial Copyright Amendment Bill introduced in the Parliament of India in 2010.

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Don't Shoot the Messenger: Speech on Intermediary Liability at 22nd SCCR of WIPO

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Jun 01, 2012 03:01 PM

This is a speech made by Pranesh Prakash at an side-event co-organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Internet Society on intermediary liability, to coincide with the release of Prof. Lillian Edwards's WIPO-commissioned report on 'Role and Responsibility of the Internet Intermediaries in the Field of Copyright'.

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Statement of CIS, India, on the WIPO Broadcast Treaty at the 22nd SCCR

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:41 AM

The twenty-second session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights is being held in Geneva from June 15 to June 24, 2011. Nirmita Narasimhan and Pranesh Prakash are attending the conference. CIS delivered its statement, on the Broadcast Treaty, and made it available in print form as well.

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