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Blog Entry A Guide to Key IPR Provisions of the Proposed India-European Union Free Trade Agreement
by Glover Wright published Jul 13, 2010 last modified Aug 30, 2011 01:06 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society presents a guide for policymakers and other stakeholders to the latest draft of the India-European Union Free Trade Agreement, which likely will be concluded by the end of the year and may hold serious ramifications for Indian businesses and consumers.
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File A Guide to the Proposed India-European Union FTA
by Glover Wright last modified Aug 22, 2011 01:22 PM — filed under: ,
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Blog Entry Accessibility of Government Websites in India: A Report
by Nirmita Narasimhan, Mukesh Sharma and Dinesh Kaushal published Sep 26, 2012 — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet & Society is pleased to announce the publication of a report on the accessibility of government websites in India. The report is published in cooperation with the Hans Foundation. Nirmita Narasimhan, Mukesh Sharma and Dinesh Kaushal are the authors.
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File Accessible Handsets
by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 22, 2011 12:47 PM — filed under: ,
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File Accessible Handsets Phones
by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 22, 2011 12:47 PM — filed under: ,
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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.
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Blog Entry Archives and Access
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 22, 2011 last modified Apr 17, 2015 11:06 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The monograph by Aparna Balachandran and Rochelle Pinto, is a material history of the Internet archives. It examines the role of the archivist and the changing relationship between the state and private archives for looking at the politics of subversion, preservation and value of archiving. By examining the Tamil Nadu and Goa state archives, along with the larger public and state archives in the country, the monograph looks at the materiality of archiving, the ambitions and aspirations of an archive, and why it is necessary to preserve archives, not as historical artefacts but as living interactive spaces of memory and remembrance. The findings have direct implications on various government and market impulses to digitise archives and show a clear link between opening up archives and other knowledge sources for breathing life into local and alternative histories.
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Blog Entry Arguments Against Software Patents in India
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 22, 2010 last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
CIS believes that software patents are harmful for the software industry and for consumers. In this post, Pranesh Prakash looks at the philosophical, legal and practical reasons for holding such a position in India. This is a slightly modified version of a presentation made by Pranesh Prakash at the iTechLaw conference in Bangalore on February 5, 2010, as part of a panel discussing software patents in India, the United States, and the European Union.
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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.
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Blog Entry Asia in the Edges: A Narrative Account of the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Summer School in Bangalore
by Nishant Shah published Jul 25, 2014 last modified Apr 14, 2015 12:47 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Summer School is a Biennial event that invites Masters and PhD students from around Asia to participate in conversations around developing and building an Inter-Asia Cultural Studies thought process. Hosted by the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society along with the Consortium of universities and research centres that constitute it, the Summer School is committed to bringing together a wide discourse that spans geography, disciplines, political affiliations and cultural practices for and from researchers who are interested in developing Inter-Asia as a mode of developing local, contextual and relevant knowledge practices.
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