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‘Miracle at Marrakesh’ to help visually impaired read
The treaty will make access to books for the visually impaired, blind and print disabled easier. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2013 10:07 AM — Filed under: , , ,
A Treat for the Blind
The WIPO treaty will provide copyright exceptions on books making them available to blind people in formats they can use. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 11, 2013 06:02 AM — Filed under: , ,
Technological Protection Measures in the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010
In this post Pranesh Prakash conducts a legal exegesis of section 65A of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010, which deals with the stuff that enables 'Digital ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified May 17, 2012 04:51 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
The 2010 Special 301 Report Is More of the Same, Slightly Less Shrill
Pranesh Prakash examines the numerous flaws in the Special 301 from the Indian perspective, to come to the conclusion that the Indian government should openly ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Oct 03, 2011 05:37 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
A Guide to Key IPR Provisions of the Proposed India-European Union Free Trade Agreement
The Centre for Internet and Society presents a guide for policymakers and other stakeholders to the latest draft of the India-European Union Free Trade ... by Glover Wright last modified Aug 30, 2011 01:06 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Analysis of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010
CIS analyses the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010, from a public interest perspective to sift the good from the bad, and importantly to point out what crucial ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 21, 2011 06:01 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Privacy and the Indian Copyright Act, 1857 as Amended in 2010
In this post the author examines the issue of privacy in light of the Indian Copyright Act, 1857 as amended by the Copyright Amendment Bill in 2010. Four key ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:25 AM — Filed under: , ,
Statement of CIS, India, on the WIPO Broadcast Treaty at the 22nd SCCR
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:41 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Don't Shoot the Messenger: Speech on Intermediary Liability at 22nd SCCR of WIPO
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 ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 01, 2012 03:01 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Problems Remain with Standing Committee's Report on Copyright Amendments
The Rajya Sabha Standing Committee on Human Resource Development (under which ministry copyright falls) recently tabled their report on the Copyright ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 06, 2011 07:50 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Why Parallel Importation of Books Should Be Allowed
There has been much controversy lately with some publishers trying to stop the government from amending s.2(m) of the Indian Copyright Act, clarifying that a ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:45 AM — Filed under: , ,
Indian Law and "Parallel Exports"
Recently, a lawyer for the publishing industry made the claim that allowing for parallel importation would legally allow for the exports of low-priced edition. ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:47 AM — Filed under: , ,
Thomas Abraham's Rebuttal on Parallel Importation
We engaged in an e-mail conversation with Thomas Abraham, the managing director of Hachette India, on the issue of parallel importation of books into India. ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:47 AM — Filed under: , ,
Pirates, Plagiarisers, Publishers
This article attempts to rescue not by denying the charges of plagiarism, but by charting an alternative trajectory of plagiarism so that each successive ... by Prashant Iyengar last modified May 29, 2014 05:55 AM — Filed under: , ,
Govt for Legalising Parallel Import of Copyright Works; Publishers Oppose
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 ... by Shamnad Basheer last modified Aug 30, 2011 10:19 AM — Filed under: , ,
Copyright Amendment Bill in Parliament
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. ... by Nirmita Narasimhan last modified Aug 30, 2011 09:26 AM — Filed under: , ,
Statement of CIS on the WIPO Broadcast Treaty at the 23rd SCCR
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 ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Nov 30, 2011 06:55 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Comment by CIS at ACE on Presentation on French Charter on the Fight against Cyber-Counterfeiting
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, ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 01, 2011 11:59 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
CIS Intervention on Future Work of the WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement
The seventh session of the World Intellectual Property Organization's Advisory Committee on Enforcement (ACE) is being held in Geneva on November 30 and ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 01, 2011 03:30 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Of Jesters, Clowns and Pranksters: YouTube and the Condition of Collaborative Authorship
The idea of a single author creating cinematic objects in a well-controlled scheme of support system and production/distribution infrastructure has been ... by Nishant Shah last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:24 AM — Filed under: ,
CIS Hosts Scanned Version of George Orwell’s Books vs. Cigarettes
Verbindingen/Jonctions (V/J), the bi-annual multidisciplinary festival organised by Constant is taking place on December 1, 2011. Amateur scanning of books ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 01, 2011 01:31 PM — Filed under: ,
CIS's Statement at SCCR 24 on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired
This was the statement read out by Pranesh Prakash at the 24th meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee for Copyright and Related Rights in Geneva, on Friday, ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 22, 2012 12:01 PM — Filed under: , , ,
CIS's Statement at SCCR 24 on Exceptions & Limitations for Libraries and Archives
This was the statement delivered by Pranesh Prakash on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the 24th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyrights and Related ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 25, 2012 10:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Super Cassettes v. MySpace
The Delhi High Court’s judgment in Super Cassettes v. MySpace last July is worrying for a number of reasons. The court failed to appreciate the working of ... by Ujwala Uppaluri last modified Oct 31, 2012 10:27 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Transcripts of Discussions at WIPO SCCR 25
We are providing archival copies of the transcripts of the 25th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, which is being held in ... by Smitha Krishna Prasad last modified Dec 05, 2012 12:58 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Comments on the Broadcast Treaty and Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives
This November at WIPO the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights was witness to a tough negotiation on the proposed Treaty providing access to ... by Smitha Krishna Prasad last modified Dec 04, 2012 11:11 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Copy, Left And Right
Copyright laws are becoming more rigid and anti-sharing. But copyleft has a solution. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 23, 2012 06:37 AM — Filed under:
National IPR Policy Series : Comments on the Proposed Intellectual Property Rights Policy to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
On 13 November, 2014, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion had released a Call for Suggestions for India's proposed National IPR Policy. This is ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Apr 12, 2015 11:39 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
WIPO To Negotiate Treaty For The Blind In June; ‘Still Some Distance To Travel’
In a swift 15 minute session this morning delegates at the World Intellectual Property Organization extraordinary assembly agreed to convene a high-level ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 21, 2012 11:50 AM — Filed under: , ,
34th SCCR: CIS Statement on the Proposal for Analysis of Copyright Related to the Digital Environment
Anubha Sinha, attending the 34th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”) ... by Anubha Sinha last modified May 15, 2017 10:42 AM — Filed under: , ,