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Amendment to Copyright Act opposed

by Radha Rao last modified Apr 02, 2011 12:49 PM
A report on the press conference held on 15th April, at the Press Club, Bangalore : The Hindu
Amendment to Copyright Act opposed

The Hindu

Bangalore: The proposed amendment to the Copyright Act 1957 will deprive over 70 million persons with disabilities in India from exercising their Right to Education, according to the National Access Alliance.

The amendment, being introduced in the budget session of the parliament will prevent non-governmental organisations, educational institutions and persons with disabilities from converting reading material, including textbooks and reference material, into audio, digital and other formats.

“The licence procedure for the conversion of these formats is cumbersome, restrictive and lengthy. This will deprive students with print disabilities of their Right to Education,” Sunil Abraham, executive director, The Centre for Internet and Society, told presspersons here on Thursday.


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