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Arbitrary Arrests for Comment on Bal Thackeray's Death
Two girls have been arbitrarily and unlawfully arrested for making comments about the late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's death. Pranesh Prakash explores ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jan 02, 2013 03:42 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
India's Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty Celebrated; Accessible Books Consortium Launched
On Day 1 of the 28th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”), the WIPO ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Jul 01, 2014 11:09 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Five Frequently Asked Questions about the Amended ITRs
This piece discusses the five major questions that have been the subject of debate after the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 (WCIT). ... by Chinmayi Arun last modified Jan 30, 2013 05:36 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Analysis of DIT's Response to Second RTI on Website Blocking
In this blog post, Pranesh Prakash briefly analyses the DIT's response to an RTI request on website blocking alongside the most recent edition of Google's ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 02, 2011 09:26 AM — Filed under: , ,
Leaked Privacy Bill: 2014 vs. 2011
The Centre for Internet and Society has recently received a leaked version of the draft Privacy Bill 2014 that the Department of Personnel and Training, ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Apr 01, 2014 10:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
Exploring the Digital Landscape: An Overview
One component of the Digital Humanities mapping exercise was a series of six research projects commissioned by HEIRA-CSCS, Bangalore over November 2013-March ... by Sneha PP last modified Apr 14, 2014 03:48 PM — Filed under: ,
Digital Humanities and the Problem of Definition
The Digital Humanities as a field that still eludes definition has been the subject of much discourse and writing. This blog post looks at this issue as one of ... by Sneha PP last modified Mar 30, 2015 12:47 PM — Filed under: , , ,
The Embodiment of the Right to Privacy within Domestic Legislation
The Right to Privacy is a pivotal construct, essential to the actualization of justice, fairness and equity within any democratic society. It is an instrument ... by Tanvi Mani last modified Sep 08, 2014 02:37 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Clarification on the Information Security Practices of Aadhaar Report
We are issuing a second clarificatory statement on our report titled “Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public ... by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali last modified Nov 05, 2018 12:08 PM — Filed under: , ,
Pervasive Technologies: Access to Knowledge in the Market Place — A Presentation by Sunil Abraham
The 2012 Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest was organized in Rio de Janeiro from December 15 to 17, 2012. The Centre for Internet ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Feb 13, 2013 07:05 AM — Filed under: , ,
CIS's Closing Statement at Marrakesh on the Treaty for the Blind
Pranesh Prakash read out an abridged version of this statement as his closing remarks in Marrakesh, where the WIPO Treaty for the Blind (the "Marrakesh ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 03, 2013 12:01 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Indian Language Wikipedia Statistics (September 2012 – April 2013)
The Access to Knowledge team carried out a quantitative analysis to identify trends and growth patterns in Indian Language Wikipedias over the time period from ... by T.Vishnu Vardhan, Nitika Tandon and Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Aug 23, 2013 01:48 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Are Indian Consumer Laws Ready for the Digital Age?
The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, recognizing the need for protection of the rights of consumers, drafted a set of model guidelines on ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Aug 08, 2013 11:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
Can Judges Order ISPs to Block Websites for Copyright Infringement? (Part 2)
In a three-part study, Ananth Padmanabhan examines the "John Doe" orders that courts have passed against ISPs, which entertainment companies have used to block ... by Ananth Padmanabhan last modified Mar 06, 2014 04:48 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Can Judges Order ISPs to Block Websites for Copyright Infringement? (Part 3)
In a three-part study, Ananth Padmanabhan examines the "John Doe" orders that courts have passed against ISPs, which entertainment companies have used to block ... by Ananth Padmanabhan last modified Feb 14, 2014 05:13 AM — Filed under: , , ,
App Developers Series: Products-Services Dichotomy & IP (Part I)
Recently, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) held a series of interviews in attempts to better understand the ecosystem in which India's mobile app ... by Samantha Cassar last modified Jul 21, 2014 01:43 AM — Filed under: ,
Mapping Institutions of Intellectual Property (Part A): India's National Programme on Intellectual Property Management
This blog post discusses India’s National Program on Intellectual Property Management, including the establishment of a National Institute of Intellectual ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Jun 10, 2014 07:34 AM — Filed under: , ,
Mapping Institutions of Intellectual Property: Part B — India's National Program on Intellectual Property Management
As a second part in the series on Mapping Institutions of Intellectual Property this blog post deals with the documents introduced at the Stakeholders’ ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Jun 26, 2014 03:27 PM — Filed under: ,
World Narrow Web
Censorship and how govt reacts to it may push us to country-specific networks, writes Pranesh Prakash in an article published in the Indian Express on 4 ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Mar 27, 2012 04:00 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Deconstructing Digital Natives: Young People, Technology and the New Literacies
Nishant Shah was invited to do a book review of a new anthology 'Deconstructing Digital Natives', edited by Michael Thomas. The review was published in ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:51 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Fill The Gap: Global Discussion on Digital Natives
More often than not people don't understand the new practices inspired by Internet and digital technologies. As such a series of accusations have been leveled ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jan 22, 2010 10:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Open Data Hackathons are Great, but Address Privacy and License Concerns
This is to cross-publish a blog post from DataMeet website regarding a letter shared with the organisers of Urban Hack 2015, Bangalore, in response to a set of ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Feb 05, 2016 08:37 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Invisible Censorship: How the Government Censors Without Being Seen
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 ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jan 04, 2012 08:59 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Citizen Activism the Past Decade
Call for Contributions to the ‘Digital Natives with a Cause?’ newsletter, ‘Citizen Activism the Past Decade’. Deadline: August 15, 2012. by Nilofar Ansher last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
Intellectual Property Rights — Open Access for Researchers
In the year 2013, Nehaa Chaudhari had worked on a module on Intellectual Property Rights for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Mar 24, 2015 01:22 AM — Filed under: , , ,
No more 66A!
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has struck down Section 66A. Today was a great day for freedom of speech on the Internet! When Section 66A was in ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Mar 26, 2015 02:01 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Civil Society Organisations and Internet Governance in Asia and India – Section Outlines
The Centre for Internet and Society has been invited to contribute two sections to the Asia Internet History - Third Decade (2001-2010) book edited by Dr. ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:40 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
National IPR Policy Series: RTI Requests by CIS to DIPP + DIPP Responses
In earlier blog posts, we have discussed the development of India’s National IPR Policy (“the Policy”); comments by the Centre for Internet and Society (“CIS”) ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Apr 26, 2015 08:47 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Open Call for Comments: The Privacy Protection Bill 2013 drafted by the Centre for Internet and Society
The Centre for Internet and Society is announcing an Open Call for Comments to the CIS Privacy Protection Bill 2013. by Bhairav Acharya last modified Feb 25, 2014 05:38 AM — Filed under: , ,
Submitted Comments on the 'Government Open Data Use License - India'
The public consultation process of the draft open data license to be used by Government of India has ended yesterday. Here we share the text of the submission ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Jul 26, 2016 09:23 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,