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Blog Entry Pirates, Plagiarisers, Publishers
by Prashant Iyengar published Mar 09, 2011 last modified May 29, 2014 05:55 AM — filed under: , ,
This article attempts to rescue not by denying the charges of plagiarism, but by charting an alternative trajectory of plagiarism so that each successive instance does not amplify our sense of embarrassment and crisis in the academy. The article by Prashant Iyengar was published in the Economic & Political Weekly, February 26, 2011, Vol XLVI No 9.
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Blog Entry Comments to the Ministry on WIPO Broadcast Treaty (March 2011)
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 21, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:29 AM — filed under: , , , ,
As a follow up to a stakeholder meeting called by the MHRD on the WIPO Broadcast Treaty, CIS provided written comments on the April 2007 Non-Paper of the WIPO Broadcast Treaty, emphasising the need for a signal-based approach to be taken on the Broadcast Treaty, and making it clear that India should continue to oppose the creation of new rights for webcasters.
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Blog Entry Govt for Legalising Parallel Import of Copyright Works; Publishers Oppose
by Shamnad Basheer published Aug 30, 2011 last modified Aug 30, 2011 10:19 AM — filed under: , ,
Section 2(m) legalises the parallel imports of books and other copyrighted material into India and was part of the initial Copyright Amendment Bill introduced in the Parliament of India in 2010.
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Blog Entry Copyright Amendment Bill in Parliament
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Aug 30, 2011 — filed under: , ,
The Copyright Amendment Bill is expected to be presented in the Rajya Sabha by the Minister for Human Resource and Development, Kapil Sibal today afternoon. The much awaited Bill (since it has been in the offing since 2006) has undergone significant changes since its initial appearance.
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Blog Entry CIS-TWN Analysis of WIPO Treaty for the Print Disabled (SCCR/22/15)
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 04, 2011 last modified Oct 12, 2011 08:29 AM — filed under: , , ,
CIS and the Third World Network (TWN) conducted a quick analysis of the "Consensus document on an international instrument on limitations and exceptions for persons with print disabilities presented by Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, and the United States of America" presented as WIPO document numbered SCCR/22/15.
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Blog Entry Statement of CIS on the WIPO Broadcast Treaty at the 23rd SCCR
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 29, 2011 last modified Nov 30, 2011 06:55 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The twenty-third session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights is being held in Geneva from November 22, 2011 to December 2, 2011. Pranesh Prakash delivered this statement on a new proposal made by South Africa and Mexico (SCCR/23/6) on a treaty for broadcasters.
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Blog Entry Comment by CIS at ACE on Presentation on French Charter on the Fight against Cyber-Counterfeiting
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 01, 2011 last modified Dec 01, 2011 11:59 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The seventh session of the World Intellectual Property Organization's Advisory Committee on Enforcement is being held in Geneva on November 30 and December 1, 2011. Pranesh Prakash responded to a presentation by Prof. Pierre Sirinelli of the École de droit de la Sorbonne, Université Paris 1 on 'The French Charter on the Fight against Cyber-Counterfeiting of December 16, 2009' with this comment.
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Blog Entry CIS Intervention on Future Work of the WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 01, 2011 — filed under: , , , ,
The seventh session of the World Intellectual Property Organization's Advisory Committee on Enforcement (ACE) is being held in Geneva on November 30 and December 1, 2011. Pranesh Prakash intervened during the discussion of future work of the ACE with this comment.
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Blog Entry Calling Out the BSA on Its BS
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 09, 2011 last modified Sep 14, 2011 06:16 PM — filed under: , ,
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is trying to pull wool over government officials' eyes by equating software piracy with tax losses. Pranesh Prakash points out how that argument lacks cogency, and that tax losses would be better averted if BSA's constituent companies just decided to pay full taxes in India.
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Blog Entry Photocopying the past
by Sunil Abraham published Sep 02, 2011 last modified Sep 25, 2011 08:06 PM — filed under: ,
There is no single correct position when it comes to intellectual property or IP. In fact, there are at least five correct positions that you could possibly adopt based on who you are — a pro-creator position, a pro-entrepreneur position, a pro-government position, a pro-consumer position and a public interest position.
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