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Blog Entry Signing and Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Apr 25, 2014 last modified May 06, 2014 08:32 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society sent the following letter to the Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development on March 14, 2014.
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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.
Located in Access to Knowledge
Blog Entry Transcripts of Discussions at WIPO SCCR 24
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 24, 2012 last modified Jul 31, 2012 12:35 PM — filed under: , , ,
We are providing archival copies of the transcripts of the 24th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, which is being held in Geneva from July 16 to 25, 2012.
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File WIPO SCCR 24 Pre-lunch Text (July 24, 2012)
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
This is a rough transcript of the WIPO-SCCR discussions.
Located in Access to Knowledge
Blog Entry Consumers International IP Watchlist 2012 — India Report
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 16, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Pranesh Prakash prepared the India Report for Consumers International IP Watchlist 2012. The report was published on the A2K Network website.
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The Law and Economics of Copyright Users Rights
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 06, 2013 — filed under: ,
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law is organizing a conference on law and economics of copyright users at Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC, on September 26, 2013. Sunil Abraham will present an update on the Pervasive Technologies project as keynote at this meeting.
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Blog Entry Disability Exceptions in Copyright Legislations
by Rishika published Jan 12, 2015 — filed under: , ,
In the year 2006, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) conducted a study on different national approaches to copyright exception for persons with disabilities. Over 60 countries have an exception in their Copyright laws permitting conversion of works into accessible formats for the benefit of persons who cannot read print. The scope of the exception varies, in terms of the beneficiaries covered, formats permitted, restrictions on who can convert, etc.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Blog Entry US Copyright law faces constitutional challenge
by Anubha Sinha published Aug 11, 2016 — filed under: ,
In a major international development, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a lawsuit to strike down the provisions on Digital Rights Management(DRM) in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In this post, I discuss DRMs, the EFF lawsuit, and then draw upon the differences between the US and Indian copyright regime on DRM protection.
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Accessing pirated content might lead to prison term & Rs 3-lakh fine
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
India puts onus of downloading and viewing pirated content on individuals.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry 3 Copyright Tips for Students and Educators
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Aug 31, 2016 last modified Oct 07, 2016 12:42 AM — filed under: , ,
Copyright is a really complicated topic, and when it comes to online use of creative works, accidentally crossing the line between fair use and a copyright violation is easy. How do you know what is copyrighted? Recently Frederico Morando (Creative Commons, Italy) and I presented a training session on understanding copyright policies at Wikimania 2016, which was originally proposed by Wikipedian User:Jim Carter. We covered topics such as fundamentals of copyright, exclusive rights, Berne convention, copyleft, Creative Commons licenses, Public Domain, fair use, and copyfraud.
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