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Dictionary words in software patent guidelines puzzle industry
Terms not defined in draft guidelines on patents for computer-related inventions leaves room for misinterpretation by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2013 06:20 AM — Filed under: , ,
4th Annual US - China IP Conference: Best Practices for Innovation and Creativity
Bhairav Acharya attended this conference organized by Berkeley Law, University of California on October 6, 2015. by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 29, 2015 01:51 PM — Filed under: ,
‘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: , , ,
Copyrights Amendment Bill to Be Tabled in Indian Parliament – Parallel Import provisions have Been Removed
This week, the Indian government’s Rajya Sabha (the upper house of Parliament) will debate the Copyright Amendments Act. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 14, 2011 11:47 AM — Filed under: ,
Putting a Lid on Royalty Outflows — How the RBI can Help Reduce India's IP Costs
While entrepreneurs, IP rights-holders and everyone else who has a stake continue to voice their opinions on the appropriate shape that the Indian IP regime ... by Sanjana Govil last modified Jan 26, 2012 05:11 PM — Filed under: ,
Access to online information and knowledge – advancing human rights and democracy
An article by Achal Prabhala in GISW 2009 (Global Information Society Watch, 2009) by Radha Rao last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:34 AM — Filed under:
IJLT-CIS Law Essay Competition
The Indian Journal of Law and Technology and CIS are conducting a legal essay competition to encourage law students across India to think critically about the ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:35 AM — Filed under: ,
Piracy Studies in India
The word ‘piracy’ assumes negative connotations. In the imagination of an ordinary middle class urban Indian it is linked directly to the informal economy, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:35 AM — Filed under: ,
Enforcement of Anti-piracy Laws by the Indian Entertainment Industry
This brief note by Siddharth Chadha seeks to map out the key actors in enforcement of copyright laws. These bodies not only investigate cases of infringement ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:35 AM — Filed under: , ,
CIS Statement on the WIPO Broadcast Treaty at SCCR 19
This statement on the WIPO Broadcast Treaty was delivered on December 17, 2010 at the 19th session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights by ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Feb 01, 2012 09:07 AM — Filed under: , ,
Arguments Against Software Patents in India
CIS believes that software patents are harmful for the software industry and for consumers. In this post, Pranesh Prakash looks at the philosophical, legal ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
When Copyright Goes Bad
A part of the Access to Knowledge Project, this short film by Consumers International is available on DVD and online at A2Knetwork.org/film. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:37 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: , , , , ,
Exceptions and Limitations in Indian Copyright Law for Education: An Assessment
This paper examines the nature of exceptions and limitations in copyright law for the purposes of the use of copyrighted materials for education. It looks at ... by Lawrence Liang last modified Oct 20, 2011 02:08 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: , ,
The Bilski Case - Impact on Software Patents
The Supreme Court of the United States gave its decision in Bilski v Kappos on 28 June, 2010. In this case the petitioners’ patent application sought ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:24 AM — Filed under: ,
First Post-Bilski Decision - Software Patent Rejected
In the first decision post-Bilski, the Board of Patents Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) rejected a software patent claimed by Hewlett-Packard. The ruling in ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:24 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: , , , ,
Lecture by Eben Moglen and Mishi Choudhary
The Software Freedom Law Center, National Law School, and the Centre for Internet and Society organised a lecture by Mishi Choudhary and Eben Moglen for ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:55 AM — Filed under: , ,
The 'Dark Fibre' Files: Interview with Jamie King and Peter Mann
Film-makers Jamie King (producer/director of the 'Steal This Film' series) and Peter Mann, in conversation with Siddharth Chadha, on 'Dark Fibre', their latest ... by Siddharth Chadha last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:41 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
The 'Dark Fibre' Files: The Grey Market Deficit
In this, the third entry in his series discussing the making of 'Dark Fibre' by Jamie King and Peter Mann, Siddharth Chadha gives an overview of piracy in the ... by Sanchia de Souza last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:41 AM — Filed under: , ,
The 'Dark Fibre' Files: Cable TV Technology for Dummies
In the fourth entry documenting the making of 'Dark Fibre', a film by Jamie King and Peter Mann, Siddharth Chadha simplifies cable TV technology for the ... by Sanchia de Souza last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:41 AM — Filed under: , ,
The Dark Fibre Files: 'Steal This Film' and the Pirate Bay Trial
In this posting, the fifth blog entry on the making of the film 'Dark Fibre' by Jamie King and Peter Mann, Siddharth Chadha discusses the Swedish trial of the ... by Sanchia de Souza last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:41 AM — Filed under: , ,
WIPO Broadcast Treaty and Webcasting
On Friday, 8 May 2009, at Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting held a stakeholders' briefing meeting on the Broadcast Treaty ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:42 AM — Filed under: , ,
Letter on South Africa's IPRs from Publicly Financed R&D Regulations
Being interested in legislations in developing nations styled after the United States' Bayh-Dole Act, CIS responded to the call issued by the South African ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:42 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Consumers International IP Watch List 2009
In response to the US Special 301 report, Consumers International brought out an IP Watch List. CIS contributed the India Country Report for the Watch List. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:42 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Civil Society Letter Against TRIPS-Plus IP Enforcement
This open letter was sent to the president of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and high-level government officials on the eve of the Third International ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 22, 2011 12:48 PM — Filed under: , , ,