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Wikisource:Internship Project at New Law College, Pune

This Wiki - internship project is being conducted for New Law College (Pune),under the guidance of Prof.Dr.Mukund Sarda, Dean and Principal of NLC by CIS A2K as part of this project at en wikisource; teams of students will acomplish proof reading, validation, compilation annotation etc. of Indian Laws and to begin with Copyright laws and Intellectual property laws at Portal:Copyright law/Copyright law of India.

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Women’s History Month: Sambad collaborates with Odia Wikipedia for a Two Day Edit-a-thon

Women’s History Month: Sambad collaborates with Odia Wikipedia for a Two Day Edit-a-thon

Posted by Sailesh Patnaik at Mar 16, 2017 07:35 PM |

Sambad's 100 Women Edit-a-thon: Two day edit-a-thon to increase quantity and quality of women-related articles on Odia Wikipedia

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"Marathi Bhasha Gaurav Din" celebrations in Maharashtra

Posted by Manasa Rao at Mar 07, 2017 02:40 PM |

Marathi Language Day was recently commemorated across the state of Maharashtra to celebrate the Marathi language, its literature and culture.

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Intellectual Property Rights and Mobile Apps

The Pervasive Technologies project looks at the impact of intellectual property rights on the Indian mobile app development industry, amongst other research questions. This post identifies the various kinds of IP in an app, and explains the protections available under Indian IPR law.

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WikiTungi: Bhubaneswar City Wiki Community Turns 1

WikiTungi: Bhubaneswar City Wiki Community Turns 1

Posted by Sailesh Patnaik at Feb 27, 2017 01:42 AM |

The Odia Wikipedia’s WikiTungi is an attempt at building a community of Wikimedians at the city level.

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Marathi Wikisource & Digitisation Workshop

A Marathi Wikipedia workshop was organized by the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS-A2K) team on February 17 and 18, 2017. Maharashtra Granthottejak Sanstha, Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited and Jnana Prabhodini were the co-organizers. The discussions were held at Jnana Prabodhini, Sadashiv Peth, Pune on February 17 and C Trade Tower, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune on February 18, 2017.

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Only 8.5pc of Wikipedia Editors are Women. How do we fix the Gender Gap on the Internet?

Women-related articles are generally shorter, more prone to deletion, and more likely to be peripheral pieces under male-centric articles.

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Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

A Marathi Wikipedia edit-a-thon was conducted by the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS-A2K) on February 5, 2017 at Vigyan Ashram, Pabal in Pune.

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Meet Telugu Wikipedian Surampudi Meena Gayathri – the first South Indian Wikiwoman completing 100Wikidays Challenge

Meet Telugu Wikipedian Surampudi Meena Gayathri – the first South Indian Wikiwoman completing 100Wikidays Challenge

In December 2016, Ms. Meena Gayathri and her fellow Telugu Wikipedians celebrated the Telugu Wikipedia Day and her accomplishment in the 100Wikidays Challenge – a challenge that requires Wikipedians to create one new article per day for one hundred days in a row. When asked about how it feels to take up the challenge and to become the first South Indian Wikiwoman who completed it, she replied “Like exericing, you would think it is hard to do it every day but if you try, it is really satisfying.” Ms. Meena Gayathri has been one of the few active female Telugu Wikipedians since 2014. Her contribution and passion towards her language and culture have transcended into what she called a “knowledge revolution.”

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WikiSangamotsavam 2016

WikiSangamotsavam 2016

Posted by Manasa Rao at Jan 18, 2017 04:45 PM |

The Malayalam Wikipedia community jointly held its anniversary celebrations and annual gathering in Kasaragod district, Kerala from 26 to 28 December, 2016. The Centre for Internet and Society was invited to partake in the event.

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Telugu Wikipedia Stall at Hyderabad Book Fair

Telugu Wikipedia Stall at Hyderabad Book Fair

Posted by Manasa Rao at Jan 18, 2017 04:30 PM |

Telugu Wikipedia community put up a stall at the Hyderabad Book Fair in December welcoming members of the public to join as editors on the regional encyclopaedia.

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 Telugu Wikipedia Stall at Rajahmundry Book Fair

Telugu Wikipedia Stall at Rajahmundry Book Fair

Posted by Manasa Rao at Jan 18, 2017 04:15 PM |

Telugu Wikipedia community put up a stall at the three day Rajahmundry Book Fair from 20 - 23 November 2016.

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Mini Workshop on Tools: Wikipedia Monthly Meetup, Hyderabad

Mini Workshop on Tools: Wikipedia Monthly Meetup, Hyderabad

Posted by Manasa Rao and Pavan Santhosh at Jan 18, 2017 02:35 PM |

Telugu Wikipedia community held its monthly meet-up in Hyderabad on 28 August 2016.

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Super Cassettes v. MySpace (Redux)

The latest judgment in the matter of Super Cassettes v. MySpace is a landmark and progressive ruling, which strengthens the safe harbor immunity enjoyed by Internet intermediaries in India. It interprets the provisions of the IT Act, 2000 and the Copyright Act, 1957 to restore safe harbor immunity to intermediaries even in the case of copyright claims. It also relieves MySpace from pre-screening user-uploaded content, endeavouring to strike a balance between free speech and censorship. CIS was one of the intervenors in the case, and has been duly acknowledged in the judgment.

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Ongoing Proof-reading Effort by ALC Student Wikimedians in Telugu Wikisource

Posted by Pavan Santosh & Ting-Yi Chang at Dec 30, 2016 10:55 AM |

Student Wikimedians at Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada formatted and proof-read more than 1,900 folios in Telugu Wikisource during the last few weeks of November (2016). Each day, a group of twenty students uses the lab facility provided by the college after regular classes to make necessary formatting changes and fix spelling mistakes in the folios of books available in Telugu Wikisource. Till date, the student Wikipedians have proofread eight books.

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Pranay Raj record in 100 days-100 articles

Telugu Theatre scholar Pranay Raj Vangari from Motkur of Yadadri District, Telangana created record by completing a challenge that is famous worldwide in Wikimedia community - "100 Days-100 Articles". Pranay Raj is a theatre scholar and artist who used to travel length and breadth of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh for research and performances.

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వంద రోజులు.. వంద వ్యాసాలు - తెలుగు వికీపీడియాలో మోత్కూరు యువకుని రికార్డు (100 Days...100 Articles: Wikipedian from Motkur created record in Telugu Wikipedia)

Posted by Pavan Santhosh at Dec 18, 2016 03:09 PM |

Pranay Raj Vangari of Motkur Padmashali colony created record in Telugu Wikipedia. "100 Days- 100 Articles" is already going on in many languages worldwide and Pranay Raj took challenge in Telugu Wikipedia, completed it successfully. Pranay is theatre scholor. He started first article in this challenge on september 8 and continued to write articles on every day till December 16 to complete 100 articles. Pranay said that two other Telugu Wikipedians (Pavan and Meena) successfully completed the challenge and explained that he inspired from them to complete it. Telangana state language & cultural department director Mamidi Harikrishna felicitated Pranay in His chamber on this occasion and appreciated for his work.

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Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in Kolhapur

On behalf of CIS-A2K team Subodh Kulkarni conducted a Marathi Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Shivaji University in Kolhapur on 15 December 2016. The goal of the Wikipedia edit-a-thon was to build resources in the field of Political Science on Marathi Wikipedia and equip its participants with the process of contributing to Wikipedia, and to introduce it as a concept to them.

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25th Session of the WIPO SCP: Statement on Future work

Posted by Rohini Lakshané at Dec 16, 2016 11:01 PM |
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Rohini Lakshané, attending the 25th session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) held in Geneva from December 12, 2016 to December 15, 2016, made this statement on Agenda Item #12, "Future Work".

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25th Session of the WIPO SCP: Statement on Assessment of Inventive Step

Posted by Rohini Lakshané at Dec 15, 2016 02:45 PM |
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Statement emailed by Rohini Lakshané on behalf of the Centre for Internet and Society to the Secretariat for the WIPO Standing Committee for the Law of Patents, Twenty Fifth Session, with reference to agenda item 7, "Sharing session on examples and cases relating to assessment of inventive step including, but not limited to, the topics suggested in document SCP/24/3, paragraph 8.

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