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Blog Entry The 2010 Special 301 Report Is More of the Same, Slightly Less Shrill
by Pranesh Prakash published May 13, 2010 last modified Oct 03, 2011 05:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Pranesh Prakash examines the numerous flaws in the Special 301 from the Indian perspective, to come to the conclusion that the Indian government should openly refuse to acknowledge such a flawed report. He notes that the Consumers International survey, to which CIS contributed the India report, serves as an effective counter to the Special 301 report.
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Blog Entry Civil Society Letter Against TRIPS-Plus IP Enforcement
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 18, 2009 last modified Sep 22, 2011 12:48 PM — filed under: , , ,
This open letter was sent to the president of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and high-level government officials on the eve of the Third International Conference on Counterfeiting & Piracy organized by CII. This conference aims to strengthen the enforcement of intellectual property rights and thus creating an imbalance in the protection that intellectual property offers to both those who own it as well as those who don't.
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Blog Entry New Release of IPR Chapter of India-EU Free Trade Agreement
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 12, 2011 last modified Sep 22, 2011 12:34 PM — filed under: , , ,
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 EU proposals on intellectual property protection and enforcement.
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International treaty to make books accessible to the blind
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 21, 2012 — filed under: , ,
It would make it legal to send accessible books across borders.
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Inquilab 2.0? Reflections on Online Activism in India*
by Nishant Shah published Jan 13, 2010 last modified Aug 02, 2011 09:25 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Research and activism on the Internet in India remain fledgling in spite the media hype, says Anja Kovacs in her blog post that charts online activism in India as it has emerged.
Located in RAW / / Blogs / Revolution 2.0?
Resources
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 20, 2009 last modified Oct 20, 2009 03:29 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
A collection of resources that will help one navigate through the arguments and evidence for and against the Indian "Bayh-Dole" bill.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Publications / PUPFIP Bill
Arguments Against the PUPFIP Bill
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 20, 2009 last modified Sep 12, 2011 11:03 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Protection and Utilisation of Public Funded Intellectual Property Bill (PUPFIP Bill) is a new legislation being considered by Parliament, which was introduced in the 2008 winter session of the Rajya Sabha. It is modelled on the American Bayh-Dole Act (University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act) of 1980. On this page, we explore some of the reasons that the bill is unnecessary, and how it will be harmful if passed.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Publications / PUPFIP Bill