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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.

Key Research

Reports

  1. Consumers International IP Watchlist 2011 — India Report, Pranesh Prakash, 17 May 2011.
  2. The 2010 Special 301 Report Is More of the Same, Slightly Less Shrill, Pranesh Prakash, 14 May 2010.
  3. Consumers International IP Watch List 2009, Pranesh Prakash, 5 June 2009.

Submissions

  1. Comments to the Ministry of Human Resource Development on the Proposed WIPO Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations, 7 December 2013.
  2. Comments on the Draft Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions, 26 July 2013
  3. Comments to the Ministry on WIPO Broadcast Treaty (March 2011), Pranesh Prakash, submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, 21 March 2011.
  4. Analysis of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010, Pranesh Prakash, submitted to the Rajya Sabha Standing Committee on HRD, 31 May 2010

Peer Reviewed Essays

  1. Exceptions and Limitations in Indian Copyright Law for Education: An Assessment ,Lawrence Liang in the Law and Development Review, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2010, 13 May 2010.
  2. Of Jesters, Clowns and Pranksters: YouTube and the Condition of Collaborative Authorship, Nishant Shah in the Journal of Moving Images, Number 8, December 2009.

Articles

  1. Exhaustion: Imports, Exports and the Doctrine of First Sale in Indian Copyright Law, Pranesh Prakash in Manupatra Intellectual Property Reports, February 2011, Volume 1, Part 2, pp. 149-160.
  2. Pirates, Plagiarisers, Publishers, Prashant Iyengar in Economic & Political Weekly, Vol XLVI No 9, 26 February 2011.
  3. A Guide to Key IPR Provisions of the Proposed India-European Union Free Trade Agreement, Glover Wright, 13 July 2010.

Document Actions

Blogs
Report on CDIP-12

The 12th meeting of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) was held from November 18-21, 2013 at WIPO. This report discusses the proceedings of the meeting and issues that CIS could get involved at future CDIP meetings.

App Developers Series: Services, Products, 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)
WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) 26th Session- Consolidated Notes (Part 1 of 3)
004: A License to Share
NGO Profile: Third World Network
Report on the 9th Session of the WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement
NGO Profile: Knowledge Ecology International
Can Judges Order ISPs to Block Websites for Copyright Infringement? (Part 3)
Can Judges Order ISPs to Block Websites for Copyright Infringement? (Part 2)
The Game of IPR: Insights from the 6th Global Intellectual Property Convention in Hyderabad
Open Letter to the Vatican: Request for Holy See to Comment on IPR
Can Judges Order ISPs to Block Websites for Copyright Infringement? (Part 1)
CIS Statement on Limitations and Exceptions for Education, Teaching and Research Institutions and Persons with Other Disabilities
CIS Statement on the proposed treaty for Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives
WIPO Broadcast Treaty- SCCR 26 : Proposals Introduced
CIS Comments to the Ministry of Human Resource Development on the Proposed WIPO Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations
History of Creative Commons in India
The Fight for Digital Sovereignty
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News & Media
M'lore: Wikipedia Workshop held for Konkani writers

A Wikipedia Workshop for Konkani writers writing in the Kannada script, was organised by All India Konkani Writers’ Organisation (AIKWO) in association with Wikipedia, on Apr 6, 2014, at Kalaangann, Mangalore.

Odia Loves Wikipedia
Odia Wikipedia celebrates Odisha Day, brings 14 copyright-free Odia books and a free Odia font!
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events
Community Capacity Building Workshop at KIIT University
Mar 30, 2014 10:00 AM to Mar 30, 2014 04:00 PM, at Hall no. 4, Campus 6, KIIT University

The Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team is organizing a workshop for community capacity building at KIIT University on March 30, 2014.

Odisha Day 2014
Mar 29, 2014 10:00 AM to Mar 29, 2014 01:00 PM, at Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar

CIS-A2K in collaboration with the Odia Wikipedia community is organizing this event on March 29, 2014 at Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar.

Telugu Wikipedia at JNTUACEP
Mar 28, 2014 10:00 AM to Mar 28, 2014 06:30 PM, at JNTUACEP

CIS along with the Department of Computer Science, JNTUACEP invite you to a Telugu Wikipedia workshop on March 28, 2014.

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