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Blog Entry A Shortcut to Freedom
by Tito Dutta published Dec 14, 2016 last modified Dec 14, 2016 08:40 PM — filed under: , ,
In our everyday life we need access to knowledge and information, we need books (and magazines, newspapers), movies (and documentaries, animations), music for education and entertainment purposes. Now, a delighting fact is almost everything we need, from a 1965 book to the latest Bollywood movie’s MP3 song, is available on the web. You knock the door, and it opens. Why should we care for free knowledge then? We have a got “a shortcut to freedom”.
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Blog Entry Free Knowledge and Indian Government Work
by Tito Dutta published Nov 26, 2016 last modified Dec 14, 2016 09:36 AM — filed under: , , ,
Indian Government works are not available under free and open licenses. On the other hand a large number countries such as Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Israel, Macedonia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Venezuela etc. have adopted the Creative Commons and other free licenses. The works by the US Federal Government automatically go into public domain. This article promotes the idea that the Government works should be freely licensed, wherever possible and applicable.
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Blog Entry Freedom in Feb — an awareness increasing campaign
by Tito Dutta published Dec 08, 2016 last modified Dec 08, 2016 04:03 PM — filed under: ,
You have heard about the Ice bucket challenge (and the rice bucket challenge). You may have heard about the 100happinessdays challenge (and its Wikipedia version 100wikidayschallenge). You may have heard and participated in the November no shaving challenge. Some of these campaigns are organized to increase awareness about different social issues. Now here the Centre for Internet and Society, India brings to you a campaign called Freedom In Feb.
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