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Blog Entry Expanding the World of Telugu Wikipedia – CIS-A2K and ALC join hands
by T Vishnu Vardhan and Rahmanuddin Shaik published Sep 17, 2014 last modified Sep 30, 2014 05:11 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Students and faculty of Andhra Loyola College in Vijayawada aim to enhance Telugu Wikipedia through increased contributions to Wikipedia and make it available under free license.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry International Open Data Charter: First Public Draft
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 29, 2015 last modified Jun 02, 2015 03:51 PM — filed under: , ,
The first public draft of the International Open Data Charter was released at the International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada, May 28-29, 2015. It is being developed by a range of organisations led by the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Open Data Working Group (co-chaired by Government of Canada and the Web Foundation), the Government of Mexico, the Open Data for Development (OD4D) Network, and Omidyar Network. CIS has contributed comments to a previous version of the draft, and also took part in the pre-release meeting of potential stewards of the Charter on May 26 in Ottawa. Here is the text of the draft Charter. Please visit opendatacharter.net/charter/ to submit your comments.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Konkani Wikipedia Goes Live After 'Nine Years' of Incubation
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jul 18, 2015 last modified Jun 18, 2016 06:15 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Konkani Wikipedia is the second Wikimedia project after Odia Wikisource that has gone live out of incubation. The project stayed in the incubation for nine long years and the community has gone through a long debate to have a Wikipedia of their own. Here is a blog highlighting three Konkani Wikimedians and an advocate of the Wikipedia movement whose efforts finally paid off.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry India's Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty Celebrated; Accessible Books Consortium Launched
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Jul 01, 2014 last modified Jul 01, 2014 11:09 AM — filed under: , , ,
On Day 1 of the 28th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”), the WIPO organized an event to mark India’s ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled, 2013 (“Marrakesh Treaty”), and to launch the Accessible Books Consortium (“ABC”).
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Blog Entry Five Frequently Asked Questions about the Amended ITRs
by Chinmayi Arun published Jan 28, 2013 last modified Jan 30, 2013 05:36 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This piece discusses the five major questions that have been the subject of debate after the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 (WCIT). The politics surrounding the WCIT are not discussed here but it must be kept in mind that they have played a significant role in the outcome of the conference and in some of the debates about it.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Embodiment of the Right to Privacy within Domestic Legislation
by Tanvi Mani published Apr 29, 2014 last modified Sep 08, 2014 02:37 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Right to Privacy is a pivotal construct, essential to the actualization of justice, fairness and equity within any democratic society. It is an instrument used to secure the boundaries of an individual’s personal space, in his interaction with not only the rest of society but also the State.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Clarification on the Information Security Practices of Aadhaar Report
by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali published Nov 05, 2018 last modified Nov 05, 2018 12:08 PM — filed under: , ,
We are issuing a second clarificatory statement on our report titled “Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar numbers with sensitive personal financial information” published on May 1, 2017.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Can Judges Order ISPs to Block Websites for Copyright Infringement? (Part 2)
by Ananth Padmanabhan published Feb 05, 2014 last modified Mar 06, 2014 04:48 PM — filed under: , , , ,
In a three-part study, Ananth Padmanabhan examines the "John Doe" orders that courts have passed against ISPs, which entertainment companies have used to block dozens, if not hundreds, of websites. In this, the second part, he looks at the law laid down by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court on secondary and contributory copyright infringement, and finds that those wouldn't allow Indian courts to grant "John Doe" orders against ISPs.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Can Judges Order ISPs to Block Websites for Copyright Infringement? (Part 3)
by Ananth Padmanabhan published Feb 14, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
In a three-part study, Ananth Padmanabhan examines the "John Doe" orders that courts have passed against ISPs, which entertainment companies have used to block dozens, if not hundreds, of websites. In this, the third and concluding part, he looks at the Indian law in the Copyright Act and the Information Technology Act, and concludes that both those laws restrain courts and private companies from ordering an ISP to block a website for copyright infringement.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Atmanirbhar Bharat Meets Digital India: An Evaluation of COVID-19 Relief for Migrants
by Ankan Barman published Jun 03, 2021 — filed under: , , , , , ,
With the onset of the national lockdown on 24th March 2020 in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the fate of millions of migrant workers was left uncertain. In addition, lack of enumeration and registration of migrant workers became a major obstacle for all State Governments and the Central Government to channelize relief and welfare measures.
Located in RAW