Delhi High Court Orders Blocking of Websites after Sony Complains Infringement of 2014 FIFA World Cup Telecast Rights
Of late the Indian judiciary has been issuing John Doe orders to block websites, most recently in Multi Screen Media v. Sunit Singh and Others. The order mandated blocking of 472 websites, out of which approximately 267 websites were blocked as on July 7, 2014. This trend is an extremely dangerous one because it encourages flagrant censorship by intermediaries based on a judicial order which does not provide for specific blocking of a URL, instead provides for blocking of the entire website.
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
ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଷା ବିକାଶର ରାସ୍ତା
The column was published in Odia newspaper The Sambad's editorial. It shows a comparative analysis of Odia language with other languages — both linguistic and usability in digital platforms. The article also emphasizes on various aspects that need advancements.
- Mozilla Brings Indian Communities Together
- Mozilla brings Indian Communities together Twice in One Month
- Department of Biotechnology and Department of Science, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, release Open Access Policy
- State of Odia Language in Computing and Future Steps
- Aircel & Wikimedia Foundation announce Wikipedia Zero
- Internet Governance
Private Censorship and the Right to Hear
Very little recourse is available against publishers or intermediaries if these private parties censor an author’s content unreasonably.
- 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
- CIS Cybersecurity Series (Part 16) – Nitin Pai
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
- 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
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