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Blog Entry Technological Protection Measures in the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 28, 2010 last modified May 17, 2012 04:51 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
In this post Pranesh Prakash conducts a legal exegesis of section 65A of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010, which deals with the stuff that enables 'Digital Rights/Restrictions Management', i.e., Technological Protection Measures. He notes that while the provision avoids some mistakes of the American law, it still poses grave problems to consumers, and that there are many uncertainties in it still.
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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 Software Freedom Pledge
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 25, 2015 last modified Sep 25, 2015 12:26 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
On September 19, 2015, celebrated globally as Software Freedom Day, a number of enthusiasts got together and collectively took a pledge.
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Blog Entry It's September, and That Means It's Time for Software Freedom Day
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Sep 17, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
Software Freedom Day (SFD), which celebrates the use of free and open software, is just around the corner on September 17. When the day first started in 2004, only 12 teams from different places joined, but it has since grown to include hundreds registered events around the world, depending on the year.
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Blog Entry Letter to Education Secretary, Government of Karnataka, Advocating Adoption of FOSS in State IT Academies
by Sanchia de Souza published May 19, 2009 last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:55 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society is a signatory to a letter being sent to the Education Secretary, Government of Karnataka, advocating the adoption of FOSS at state IT academies.
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Blog Entry RTI Application to Visvesvaraya Technological University
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 30, 2009 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:01 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society filed an RTI application to Visvesvaraya Technological University asking it to provide details about its curriculum design, and its tie-ups with various software vendors.
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Blog Entry An Interview With Arjen Kamphuis
by Sanchia de Souza published Apr 28, 2009 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:01 AM — filed under: , , ,
In an email interview with the Centre for Internet and Society, Dutch open source activist Arjen Kamphuis discussed his experience of successfully working with the government for a policy mandating open standards for all government IT in the Netherlands.
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Blog Entry Essay Competition for Software Freedom Day
by Sunil Abraham published Sep 22, 2008 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:02 AM — filed under:
The Free Software Users Group of Bangalore and the Centre for Internet and Society in collaboration organise an essay competition for schools and colleges in Bangalore on the topic of "Software Freedom"
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Blog Entry The National Public Meeting on Software Patents
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 04, 2008 last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:02 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
On Saturday, October 4, 2008, the Centre for Internet and Society, with the support of eighteen other organization, held a meeting on the National Public Meeting on Software Patents in the United Theological College campus. The aim of the event was to explore various issues surrounding software patents, especially from the perspective of the draft Patent Manual.
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Blog Entry Open Standards Workshop at IGF '09
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 30, 2009 last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:54 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society co-organized a workshop on 'Open Standards: A Rights-Based Framework' at the fourth Internet Governance Forum, at Sharm el-Sheikh. The panel was chaired by Aslam Raffee of Sun Microsystems and the panellists were Sir Tim Berners-Lee of W3C, Renu Budhiraja of India's DIT, Sunil Abraham of CIS, Steve Mutkoski of Microsoft, and Rishab Ghosh of UNU-MERIT.
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