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
CIS' Comments on the Department of Biotechnology and Department of Science Open Access Policy
In July 2014, the Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Science, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India released a draft Open Access Policy. CIS participated in discussions along with experts brought on board by the Drafting Committee to develop and review the open access policy. As a follow-up, CIS prepared comments to the draft Policy. This post makes available CIS' comments to the draft Policy.
- Andhra Loyola College and the Centre for Internet & Society sign MoU for Better Net Access
- Doctors and Translators Are Working Together to Bridge Wikipedia's Medical Language Gap
- 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
- Internet Governance
Learning to Forget the ECJ's Decision on the Right to be Forgotten and its Implications
“The internet never forgets” is a proposition which is equally threatening and promising.
- “OTTs Eating Into Our Revenue”: Telcos in India
- Second Privacy and Surveillance Roundtable
- CIS Cybersecurity Series (Part 17) – Nishant Shah
- CIS Cybersecurity Series (Part 19) – Lobsang Sangay
- CIS Cybersecurity Series (Part 18) – Lobsang Gyatso Sither
Digital Humanities and the Alt-Academy
The emergence of Digital Humanities (DH) has been contemporaneous to the ‘crisis’ in the humanities, spurred by changing social and economic conditions which have urged us to rethink traditional methods, locations and concepts of research and pedagogy. This blog post examines the emergence of the phenomenon of the alt-academy in the West, and examines the nuances and possibilities of such a space in the Indian context.
- Asia in the Edges: A Narrative Account of the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Summer School in Bangalore
- 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
- Access to Knowledge
Announcing the Tracks for the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest 2015
CIS recently announced 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 declares the track events to be conducted, seeks your participation and invites contributions from potential funders.
- Interviews with App Developers: [dis]regard towards IPR vs. Patent Hype – Part II
- Preventive Detention for Copyright Violation: Karnataka Amends the 'Goondas' Act
- Analysing Alice Corporation Pty Ltd v CLS Bank International Et Al
- Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, 2015
- 28th Session of the WIPO SCCR: Report on the Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations
Transformation, or Drift?
We need transformative policies and incentives with purpose, especially in solar power and digital infrastructure.
- A Great Start (for the Modi government)
- An Infrastructure Road Map
- Extractive Charges on Spectrum & Petroleum
- Institute for Internet & Society 2014, Pune
- An Introduction to Spectrum Sharing
- 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