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 organized an event to mark India’s ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled, 2013 (“Marrakesh Treaty”), and to launch the Accessible Books Consortium (“ABC”).

For a Truly Inclusive Consultative Process
Open House with George Abraham: Mainstreaming Persons with Disabilities
Summary of Judgements on Disability Rights
The Road to Financial Inclusion
Polling Pains
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Reading from a Distance — Data as Text
Reading from a Distance — Data as Text

The advent of new digital technologies and the internet has redefined practices of reading and writing, and the notion of textuality which is a fundamental aspect of humanities research and scholarship. This blog post looks at some of the debates around the notion of text as object, method and practice, to understand how it has changed in the digital context.

," Let There be Geometry"
Living in the Archival Moment
Not a Goodbye; More a ‘Come Again’: Thoughts on being Research Director at a moment of transition
Binary Code Invades the Universal Problematic
Digital Humanities and the Problem of Definition
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Access to Knowledge
Mapping Institutions of Intellectual Property: Part C — Comparing Intellectual Property Institutions

Earlier this year, a proposal to establish a National Institute of Intellectual Property Rights (“NIIPR”) was presented at a Stakeholders Consultation held in New Delhi organized by the Planning Commission and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (“MHRD”), Government of India. As a third part in the series on Mapping Institutions of Intellectual Property, this article undertakes a comparison of the functions of this proposed Institute with similarly placed Institutions of Intellectual Property around the world.

Patent Valuation and License Fee Determination in Context of Patent Pools
Opening Comments by India on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives at WIPO SCCR 28
Statement on the Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives at WIPO SCCR 28
Statement on the Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations at WIPO SCCR 28
Mapping Institutions of Intellectual Property: Part B — India's National Program on Intellectual Property Management
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Digital Natives
Reaping the Benefits of Gamification
Reaping the Benefits of Gamification

As a part of the Making Change blog-post series, in this post we will identify a new technique: gamification. This technique is being used for sustainable environment conservation by modern day change-makers. We interview two out of three co-founders of Reap benefit- Kamal Raj and Gautam Prakash who believe in the adoption of more sustained environmental practices that induce social change towards conserving the environment.

From Taboo to Beautiful - Menstrupedia
Multimedia Storytellers: Panel Discussion
Bridging the Information Divide - Political Quotient
Information Structures for Citizen Participation - Janaagraha
Digital Design: Human Behavior vs. Technology - Vita Beans
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