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Blog Entry Analysis of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 18, 2010 last modified Sep 21, 2011 06:01 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
CIS analyses the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010, from a public interest perspective to sift the good from the bad, and importantly to point out what crucial amendments should be considered but have not been so far.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry DeitY says 143 URLs have been Blocked in 2015; Procedure for Blocking Content Remains Opaque and in Urgent Need of Transparency Measures
by Jyoti Panday published Apr 29, 2015 last modified Apr 30, 2015 07:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Across India on 30 December 2014, following an order issued by the Department of Telecom (DOT), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) blocked 32 websites including Vimeo, Dailymotion, GitHub and Pastebin.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry MHRD IPR Chair Series: Information Received from Tezpur University
by Karan Tripathi published Apr 26, 2016 — filed under: , ,
This post provides a factual description about the operation of Ministry of Human Resource Development IPR Chair’s Intellectual Property Education, Research and Public Outreach (IPERPO) scheme in Tezpur University. The author has analysed all the data received under various heads such as income, grants from MHRD, planned and non planned expenditure, nature and frequency of programmes organised and the allocation of funds for the same.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Text of DIT's Response to Second RTI on Website Blocking
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 27, 2011 last modified Oct 28, 2011 02:37 PM — filed under: , ,
CIS had filed a request under the Right to Information Act with the government, asking a number of questions relating to blocking of content under the IT Act. We have reproduced below the response we got from the government.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry RTI regarding Smart Cities Mission in India
by Paul Thottan published Apr 21, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) had filed an RTI on 3 February 2016 before the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) regarding the Smart Cities Mission in India. The RTI sought information regarding the role of various foreign governments, private industry, multilateral bodies that will provide technical and financial assistance for this project and information on Government agreements regarding PPP’s for financing the project.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry MHRD IPR Chair Series: Information Received from JNU
by Nehaa Chaudhari published May 15, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
This post provides a factual description about the operation of Ministry of Human Resource Development IPR Chair’s Intellectual Property Education, Research and Public Outreach (IPERPO) scheme in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
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.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry National IPR Policy Series: RTI Requests by CIS to DIPP + DIPP Responses
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Apr 15, 2015 last modified Apr 26, 2015 08:47 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
In earlier blog posts, we have discussed the development of India’s National IPR Policy (“the Policy”); comments by the Centre for Internet and Society (“CIS”) to the IPR Think Tank before the release of the first draft of the Policy and CIS’ comments to the IPR Think Tank in response to the first draft of the Policy. Continuing our National IPR Policy Series, this article documents our requests to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (“DIPP” / “the Department”) under the Right to Information (“RTI”) Act, 2005 and the responses of the Department.
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Blog Entry RTI Applications on Blocking of Websites
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 08, 2011 last modified Dec 21, 2012 06:34 AM — filed under: , , ,
In recent weeks, an increasing number of incidents have come to light on government-ordered blocking of websites. In one case involving Zone-H.org, it is clear who has ordered the block (a Delhi district court judge, as an interim order), even though the block itself is open to constitutional challenge. In all others cases, including the TypePad case, it is unclear who has ordered the block and why. We at CIS have sent in two right to information requests to find out.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Netizen Report: Transparency Edition
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 08, 2011 last modified Nov 09, 2011 04:31 AM — filed under: ,
Global Voices Online has carried a feature story, "Netizen Report: Transparency Edition". We at CIS had filed an RTI application about website blocking. This is reflected in this article by Rebecca MacKinnon which was posted online on 7 November 2011.
Located in News & Media