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by kaeru — last modified Jul 17, 2014 02:50 AM
Acess to Knowledge is a campaign to promote the fundamental principles of justice, freedom, and economic development. It deals with issues like copyrights, patents and trademarks, which are an important part of the digital landscape. We prepared the India report for the Consumers International IP Watchlist, made submission to the HRD Ministry on WIPO Broadcast Treaty, questioned the demonisation of pirates, and advocated against laws (such as PUPFIP Bill) that privatize public funded knowledge.

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Grounds for Compulsory Patent Licensing in United States, Canada, China, and India

The research paper seeks to answer questions about the grounds of compulsory licensing in international treaties with specific examples from America and Asia. The grounds for granting compulsory licenses, jurisdictional comparison of compulsory licensing, etc., are examined.

Mapping Institutions of Intellectual Property: Part C — Comparing Intellectual Property Institutions
Patent Valuation and License Fee Determination in Context of Patent Pools
Opening Comments by India on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives at WIPO SCCR 28
Statement on the Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives at WIPO SCCR 28
Statement on the Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations at WIPO SCCR 28
Mapping Institutions of Intellectual Property: Part B — India's National Program on Intellectual Property Management
Mapping Institutions of Intellectual Property (Part A): India's National Programme on Intellectual Property Management
France, Greece, India and the European Union Sign the Marrakesh Treaty
CIS Statement (on Technological Measures of Protection) at 27th SCCR on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives
CIS Statement (on Orphan Works, Retracted and Withdrawn Works, and Works out of Commerce) at 27th SCCR on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives
Transcripts of Discussions at WIPO SCCR 27
Report on the WIPO Director General’s Meeting with NGO’s
CIS Statement at 27th SCCR on the WIPO Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations
Report on the 31st Session of the Standing Committee on Trademarks
Signing and Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled
Report on CDIP-12
App Developers Series: Products-Services Dichotomy & IP (Part I)
Online Survey for Indian Mobile App Developer Startups & Enterprises
Cultural Interests vs. Modernization: Robert Shapiro on IPR & Innovation in India
WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) 26th Session- Consolidated Notes (Part 3 of 3)
Broadcast Treaty: An Overview
WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) 26th Session- Consolidated Notes (Part 2 of 3)
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The joys of being a Wikipedian

Radha Krishna, an engineer, had always wanted to share information online so that people who wanted to learn more could just log in and benefit by reading his articles. Eight years ago he started his own website for this very purpose. But he found it hard to maintain the site. He then chanced upon Wikipedia, the largest open-source encyclopedia, which was then just becoming popular in the country.

'Trolled' from US Congress, Wikipedia bans edits
Open Knowledge Festival 2014
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Open Knowledge Day at Mysore
Jul 15, 2014 11:00 AM to Jul 15, 2014 01:30 PM, at Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies, University of Mysore

Mysore University along with the Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team invites you to an Open Knowledge Day at the University of Mysore on July 15, 2014.

Knowledge and Openness in the Digital Era
Jun 24, 2014 10:00 AM to Jun 25, 2014 05:00 PM, at Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada

Andhra Loyola College and the Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team invite you to a two-day national workshop on knowledge and openness in the digital era.

Tulu Wikipedia Workshop at Udupi
May 25, 2014 10:00 AM to May 25, 2014 04:00 PM, at Regional Research Centre, MGM College, Udupi

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS-A2K) and the Regional Research Centre, MGM College, Udupi invites you to a workshop on Tulu Wikipedia in Udupi on May 25. Anyone interested in contributing to Tulu Wikipedia is welcome to join the workshop.

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