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Blog Entry NGO Profile: Knowledge Ecology International
by Puneeth Nagaraj published Mar 11, 2014 — filed under: ,
As CIS’ observer in Geneva, I will be profiling NGOs and other prominent actors at the WIPO. In the first in a series of blogs, I profile the work of Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) at the various International Organisations in Geneva.
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Blog Entry CIS Statement on Limitations and Exceptions for Education, Teaching and Research Institutions and Persons with Other Disabilities
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Dec 20, 2013 last modified Dec 30, 2013 06:17 AM — filed under: ,
Nehaa Chaudhari on behalf of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) made this statement at the WIPO-SCCR on December 20, 2013.
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Blog Entry WIPO Broadcast Treaty- SCCR 26 : Proposals Introduced
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Dec 17, 2013 last modified Dec 30, 2013 03:48 PM — filed under: ,
India and the United States introduced proposals for discussion at the ongoing session of the SCCR.
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Blog Entry CIS Comments to the Ministry of Human Resource Development on the Proposed WIPO Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Dec 07, 2013 last modified Dec 07, 2013 07:57 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 Working Document for a Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations adopted by the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) at its twenty-fourth session, Geneva, July 16 to 25, 2012.
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WIPO reaches agreement on treaty for blind
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 01, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
Officials at the World Intellectual Property Organisation have reached an agreement to provide wider access to books for the visually impaired in different countries, a long-pending demand of the World Blind Union and activist groups.
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‘Miracle at Marrakesh’ to help visually impaired read
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 30, 2013 last modified Jul 02, 2013 10:07 AM — filed under: , , ,
The treaty will make access to books for the visually impaired, blind and print disabled easier.
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Blog Entry CIS's Closing Statement at Marrakesh on the Treaty for the Blind
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 28, 2013 last modified Jul 03, 2013 12:01 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Pranesh Prakash read out an abridged version of this statement as his closing remarks in Marrakesh, where the WIPO Treaty for the Blind (the "Marrakesh Treaty") has been successfully concluded. The Marrakesh Treaty aims to facilitate access to published works by blind persons, persons with visual impairment, and other print disabled persons, by requiring mandatory exceptions in copyright law to enable conversions of books into accessible formats, and by enabling cross-border transfer of accessible format books.
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Blog Entry Primer on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 25, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
In this primer, Pranesh Prakash and Puneeth Nagaraj explain what effects a WIPO Treaty for the Visually Impaired can have and who's opposing it.
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Blog Entry CIS Intervention on the Treaty for the Visually Impaired at SCCR/SS/GE/2/13
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 25, 2013 last modified Apr 25, 2013 11:57 AM — filed under: , , ,
The informal session and special session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights was organised by WIPO in Geneva from April 18 to April 20, 2013. Pranesh Prakash participated in the session and spoke about the rights of the visually impaired. An abridged version of this was read out during the meeting on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 22:15 due to time restrictions.
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Comments to the MHRD on WIPO Broadcast Treaty (March 2013)
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 23, 2013 — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society would like to make the following comments on the draft legal text of SCCR/24/10 (Working Document for a Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations) at the stakeholders meeting to be held on March 21, 2013.
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