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Statement of CIS on the Work of the Committee in the 21st SCCR
The twenty-first session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights was held in Geneva from 8 to 12 November 2010. Nirmita Narasimhan attended ... by Nirmita Narasimhan last modified May 29, 2014 06:57 AM — 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: , , , ,
Seminar on Software Patent and the Commons
A pre-grant opposition has been filed against a software patent application filed in the patent office by Certicom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Research in ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 23, 2011 02:22 PM — Filed under: , ,
New Release of IPR Chapter of India-EU Free Trade Agreement
A draft of the IPR chapter of the EU-India FTA, made publicly available now for the first time, provides insight into India's response in July 2010 to several ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 22, 2011 12:34 PM — 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 Feb 01, 2019 05:41 PM — 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: , ,
Comments to the Ministry on WIPO Broadcast Treaty (March 2011)
As a follow up to a stakeholder meeting called by the MHRD on the WIPO Broadcast Treaty, CIS provided written comments on the April 2007 Non-Paper of the WIPO ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:29 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: , ,
CIS-TWN Analysis of WIPO Treaty for the Print Disabled (SCCR/22/15)
CIS and the Third World Network (TWN) conducted a quick analysis of the "Consensus document on an international instrument on limitations and exceptions for ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Oct 12, 2011 08:29 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: , , , ,
Calling Out the BSA on Its BS
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is trying to pull wool over government officials' eyes by equating software piracy with tax losses. Pranesh Prakash points ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 14, 2011 06:16 PM — Filed under: , ,
Photocopying the past
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 ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 25, 2011 08:06 PM — 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: ,
Consumers International IP Watchlist 2011 — India Report
Pranesh Prakash prepared the India Report for the Consumers International IP Watchlist 2011. The report was published on the A2K Network website. by Pranesh Prakash last modified May 29, 2014 05:52 AM — Filed under:
Analysis of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2012
There are some welcome provisions in the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2012, and some worrisome provisions. Pranesh Prakash examines five positive changes, four ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Nov 12, 2013 02:13 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: , , , , ,
Phone Spreadsheet
A documentation of the basic components and features of the mobile devices in a spreadsheet. by Jadine Lannon last modified Oct 30, 2012 05:51 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: , , , ,
ICOMM2012: International Communications and Electronics Fair
The seventh India International Communications and Electronics Fair (ICOMM2012) organized by CMAI Association of India was held at the NSIC Expo Grounds in New ... by Jadine Lannon last modified Dec 04, 2012 06:37 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: , , ,
Pervasive Mobile Technologies: Meet Our Mobile Devices!
As a part of the Pervasive Technologies: Access to Knowledge in the Marketplace research project, the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is researching 12 ... by Jadine Lannon last modified Dec 21, 2012 07:48 AM — Filed under: , ,
Exploring the Internals of Mobile Devices — Report from a One-day Workshop at TERI
On October 27, 2012, the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) organised a one-day workshop on exploring the internals of mobile technologies at the TERI ... by Jadine Lannon last modified Dec 01, 2012 05:57 AM — Filed under: ,
Comments on the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (Draft)
The Department of Science and Technology invited public comments on the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (Draft). Accordingly, the Centre for Internet ... by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Dec 01, 2012 03:36 PM — 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: , , ,