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Blog Entry Copyright Madness
by Lawrence Liang and Achal Prabhala published May 24, 2012 last modified May 30, 2012 03:46 AM — filed under: ,
Prompted by courts and piracy-fearing businesses, Indian ISPs have taken down popular, legitimate websites. This Op-ed by Lawrence Liang and Achal Prabhala was published in the Indian Express on May 22, 2012.
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Blog Entry Analysis of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2012
by Pranesh Prakash published May 23, 2012 last modified Nov 12, 2013 02:13 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
There are some welcome provisions in the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2012, and some worrisome provisions. Pranesh Prakash examines five positive changes, four negative ones, and notes the several missed opportunities. The larger concern, though, is that many important issues have not been addressed by these amendments, and how copyright policy is made without evidence and often out of touch with contemporary realities of the digital era.
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Blog Entry 2012 Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest: Call for Participation and Save the Date
by Prasad Krishna published May 02, 2012 — filed under: ,
The Second Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest will take place in FGV Law School, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from December 15 to 17, 2012. The theme for this year’s Congress will be “Setting the positive agenda in motion.” We invite applications to attend the Congress, including proposals to chair workshops or deliver a paper or presentation related to the Congress’s theme.
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2012 Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest
by Prasad Krishna published May 02, 2012 last modified May 02, 2012 05:04 AM — filed under: , ,
We are pleased to announce the Second Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest. The theme for this year’s Congress will be “Setting the positive agenda in motion,” and will have a special focus on developments and opportunities in the so-called “BRICS” group of emerging economies. This note invites applications to attend the Congress, including proposals to chair workshops or deliver a paper or presentation related to the Congress’s theme.
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Hacking, Modding & Making
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 09, 2012 — filed under: ,
Seeber's electronics laboratory is a room in a unit he shares with his mother. Every available space is taken up with teetering towers of electronic parts, writes Brendan Shanahan for GQ.
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Blog Entry An Analysis of the Comments by World Blind Union and the International Publishers Association
by Rahul Cherian published Mar 30, 2012 — filed under: ,
Rahul Cherian provides an analysis of the comments by the World Blind Union and the International Publishers Association after the 23rd session of the Standing Committee of Copyright and Related Rights.
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File Summary of the IPA Position
by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 30, 2012 07:30 AM — filed under: ,
The document proposed by the International Publishers Association.
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File The World Blind Union document
by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 30, 2012 07:25 AM — filed under: ,
WBU Version of the Working Document
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Blog Entry Expert Meeting on Freedom of Expression and Intellectual Property Rights
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 16, 2012 last modified Mar 16, 2012 07:41 AM — filed under: , ,
This report provides an overview of the discussion from the Expert Meeting on Freedom of Expression and Intellectual Property Rights, organized by ARTICLE 19 in London on November 18, 2011.
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Blog Entry Patented Games
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 08, 2012 — filed under: ,
Some prefer Steve Jobs, patron saint of perfection, others prefer Nicholas Negroponte, messiah of the masses. While Mr Jobs may be guilty of contributing to the digital divide, Mr Negroponte may have contributed to bridging it with his innovation: the One Laptop Per Child, also known as the $100 laptop or XO. Sunil Abraham's column was published in the Economic Times on 8 March 2012.
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