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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 Of Jesters, Clowns and Pranksters: YouTube and the Condition of Collaborative Authorship
by Nishant Shah published Nov 03, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:24 AM — filed under: ,
The idea of a single author creating cinematic objects in a well-controlled scheme of support system and production/distribution infrastructure has been fundamentally challenged by the emergence of digital video sharing sites like YouTube, writes Nishant Shah in this peer reviewed essay published in the Journal of Moving Images, Number 8, December 2009.
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Blog Entry CIS Comments on the Draft National Policy on Electronics
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 31, 2011 last modified Nov 01, 2011 12:05 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
These were the comments submitted by CIS to the request for comments put out by the Department of Information Technology on its draft 'National Policy on Electronics'.
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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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File Exhaustion PDF
by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 03, 2011 05:16 AM — filed under: ,
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Copyrights Amendment Bill to Be Tabled in Indian Parliament – Parallel Import provisions have Been Removed
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 14, 2011 — filed under: ,
This week, the Indian government’s Rajya Sabha (the upper house of Parliament) will debate the Copyright Amendments Act.
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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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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 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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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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