University of Mysore Re-releases Kannada Vishwakosha (Encyclopaedia) under Creative Commons Free License
The University of Mysore and the Centre for Internet and Society co-organized the Open Knowledge Day in Mysore on July 15, 2014. On this occasion Mysore University released six volumes of Kannada Vishwakosha under the Creative Commons (CC) license.
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
Doctors and Translators Are Working Together to Bridge Wikipedia's Medical Language Gap
I interviewed Wikimedian User:CFCF who is managing the entire project to understand how it is going to work and wrote on Global Voices' Rising Voices about it.
- Classical Odia Language in the Digital Age
- Wiki Loves Pride 2014 and Adding Diversity to Wikipedia
- University of Mysore Re-releases Kannada Vishwakosha (Encyclopaedia) under Creative Commons Free License
- ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷା ବିକାଶର ରାସ୍ତା
- Mozilla Brings Indian Communities Together
- Internet Governance
UK’s Interception of Communications Commissioner — A Model of Accountability
The United Kingdom maintains sophisticated electronic surveillance operations through a number of government agencies, ranging from military intelligence organizations to police departments to tax collection agencies. However, all of this surveillance is governed by one set of national laws outlining specifically what surveillance agencies can and cannot do.
- Private Censorship and the Right to Hear
- Privacy and Surveillance Roundtable, Mumbai
- GNI and IAMAI Launch Interactive Slideshow Exploring Impact of India's Internet Laws
- Delhi High Court Orders Blocking of Websites after Sony Complains Infringement of 2014 FIFA World Cup Telecast Rights
- CIS Cybersecurity Series (Part 15) – Malavika Jayaram
Asia in the Edges: A Narrative Account of the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Summer School in Bangalore
The Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Summer School is a Biennial event that invites Masters and PhD students from around Asia to participate in conversations around developing and building an Inter-Asia Cultural Studies thought process. Hosted by the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society along with the Consortium of universities and research centres that constitute it, the Summer School is committed to bringing together a wide discourse that spans geography, disciplines, political affiliations and cultural practices for and from researchers who are interested in developing Inter-Asia as a mode of developing local, contextual and relevant knowledge practices.
- Reading from a Distance — Data as Text
- ," 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
- Access to Knowledge
Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, 2015
We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Internet and Society will be hosting the fourth edition of the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest at New Delhi, India, tentatively in the first two weeks of December, 2015. This post seeks your participation and invites your queries and suggestions for the event.
- Grounds for Compulsory Patent Licensing in United States, Canada, China, and India
- Mapping Institutions of Intellectual Property: Part C — Comparing Intellectual Property Institutions
- 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
A Great Start (for the Modi government)
The National Democratic Alliance government has made a terrific start. Time will tell how this plays out, but it has begun decisively and set a sure tone.
- An Infrastructure Road Map
- Extractive Charges on Spectrum & Petroleum
- Institute for Internet & Society 2014, Pune
- An Introduction to Spectrum Sharing
- Centre- or State-Driven Development?
- Digital Natives
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