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Blog Entry IJLT-CIS Law Essay Competition
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 01, 2009 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:35 AM — filed under: ,
The Indian Journal of Law and Technology and CIS are conducting a legal essay competition to encourage law students across India to think critically about the techno-legal issues facing us today. Students can write on any of the four themes, with the top prize being Rs. 7500 and an internship at CIS.
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India - Europe Conference on Building a Sustainable IPR - ICT Ecosystem for Promoting Innovation
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 26, 2015 last modified Dec 22, 2015 02:48 AM — filed under: ,
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune organized a one-day conference in Bangalore on November 20, 2015. Rohini Lakshané attended this event.
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Blog Entry India's Opening Statement on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired at SCCR 24
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 22, 2012 last modified Jul 23, 2012 03:24 PM — filed under: , , ,
This was the opening statement of the Indian delegation, delivered by G.R. Raghavender, on Thursday, July 19, 2012, at the 24th meeting of the SCCR at WIPO in Geneva. The statement called upon all countries to conclude textual work on the treaty and call for a Diplomatic Conference to finalize it. This statement received applause, which is highly unusual at the SCCR.
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File Indian Copyright Act, 1957 (as amended by Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010)
by admin last modified Aug 24, 2011 06:58 AM — filed under: , ,
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Blog Entry Indian Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Discussion Paper on Standard Essential Patents
by Nehaa Chaudhari published May 10, 2016 — filed under: , ,
India’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (“DIPP”) released in March, earlier this year, a discussion paper on standard essential patents and their availability on fair, reasonable and non discriminatory terms.
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Blog Entry Intellectual Property Rights & TRIPS: An Overview
by Job Michael Mathew published Dec 12, 2015 last modified Jan 31, 2016 05:54 AM — filed under: ,
The Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations of the General Agreement on Trade and Tariff began in 1986 with a Ministerial Deceleration in Punta del Este.
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Intellectual Property Rights as seen in a graphic novel
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 02, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 06:32 AM — filed under:
While most engagements with the issue of Intellectual Property Rights take the form of academic papers and scholarly articles, the Centre for Internet and Society is approaching the subject through another medium – an online graphic novel. Commissioned by the organisation, and conceived, written and drawn by Mumbai-based Anand Ramachandran (a man who keeps himself busy in a number of ways, from writing satire columns to developing videogame designs), the novel, titled Learning to Floo, is being serialised on the CIS website.
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International Conference on Innovation for Shared Prosperity
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Rohini Lakshane attended a conference on IP Rights, Competition and Standard Setting in the IT industry on August 20 and 21, 2016. The conference was organized by O.P. Jindal Global University and Jindal Initiative on Research in IP & Competition.
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International Workshop on the Impact of the TRIPS Agreement on key sectors and its continuing relevance in the context of Regional and Bilateral Trading Agreements
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 28, 2015 — filed under: ,
On the occasion of 20 years of TRIPS Agreement, Centre for WTO Studies and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is holding a workshop at Naland, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi on October 26 and 27, 2015. Pranesh Prakash is a speaker in the concluding session.
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Blog Entry Invisible Censorship: How the Government Censors Without Being Seen
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 14, 2011 last modified Jan 04, 2012 08:59 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
The Indian government wants to censor the Internet without being seen to be censoring the Internet. This article by Pranesh Prakash shows how the government has been able to achieve this through the Information Technology Act and the Intermediary Guidelines Rules it passed in April 2011. It now wants methods of censorship that leave even fewer traces, which is why Mr. Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology talks of Internet 'self-regulation', and has brought about an amendment of the Copyright Act that requires instant removal of content.
Located in Internet Governance