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Response to the Draft National Policy on Open Standards for e-Governance
by Sunil Abraham published Sep 18, 2008 last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:05 AM — filed under: ,
Pranesh Prakash, Programme Manager at the Centre for Internet and Society, authored a response to the draft Open Standards Policy document published by the National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
Located in Openness / Publications / Open Standards
File Right to Knowledge for Persons with Print Impairment: A Proposal to Amend the Indian Copyright Regime
by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 22, 2011 01:17 PM — filed under: ,
This re­search paper argues the need for amend­ing the Indian Copy­right provisions for en­abling the print im­paired to gain ac­cess to pub­lished works. The paper was sub­mit­ted to the Min­istry of Human Re­source and De­vel­op­ment in Novem­ber to ap­praise it of the needs of the print dis­abled com­mu­ni­ty. The paper is up for pub­lic com­ments and we wel­come your feed­back for this on­go­ing cam­paign.
Located in Accessibility / Publications
File Sagie Chetty- Report
by Radha Rao last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:30 AM — filed under: ,
Located in Telecom / Publications
Blog Entry Silicon Plateau Vol-1
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Nov 28, 2015 last modified Mar 13, 2019 12:56 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This book marks the beginning of an interdisciplinary artistic project, Silicon Plateau, the scope of which is to observe how the arts, technology and society intersect in the city of Bangalore. Silicon Plateau is a collaboration between T.A.J. Residency & SKE Projects and the Researchers at Work (RAW) programme of the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, India. Volume 1 has been developed in collaboration with or-bits.com.
Located in RAW
Blog Entry Silicon Plateau: Volume Two
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Dec 19, 2018 last modified Mar 13, 2019 01:01 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Silicon Plateau is an art project and publishing series that explores the intersection of technology, culture and society in the Indian city of Bangalore. Each volume of the series is a themed repository for research, artworks, essays and interviews that observe the ways technology permeates the urban environment and the lives of its inhabitants. This project is an attempt at creating collaborative research into art and technology, beginning by inviting an interdisciplinary group of contributors (from artists, designers and writers, to researchers, anthropologists and entrepreneurs) to participate in the making of each volume.
Located in RAW
File Statement of CIS on the Matter of the Treaty for the Blind
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 22, 2009 last modified Aug 22, 2011 01:18 PM — filed under: ,
Through this paper the Centre for Internet and Society is giving its statement in the matter of the Treaty for the blind, visually impaired and other reading disabled, proposed by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay.
Located in Accessibility / Publications
File Submission
by Radha Rao last modified Aug 22, 2011 01:13 PM — filed under: ,
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Blog Entry Technological Protection Measures in the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 28, 2010 last modified May 17, 2012 04:51 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
In this post Pranesh Prakash conducts a legal exegesis of section 65A of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010, which deals with the stuff that enables 'Digital Rights/Restrictions Management', i.e., Technological Protection Measures. He notes that while the provision avoids some mistakes of the American law, it still poses grave problems to consumers, and that there are many uncertainties in it still.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry The 2010 Special 301 Report Is More of the Same, Slightly Less Shrill
by Pranesh Prakash published May 13, 2010 last modified Oct 03, 2011 05:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Pranesh Prakash examines the numerous flaws in the Special 301 from the Indian perspective, to come to the conclusion that the Indian government should openly refuse to acknowledge such a flawed report. He notes that the Consumers International survey, to which CIS contributed the India report, serves as an effective counter to the Special 301 report.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
The Last Cultural Mile
by kaeru published Dec 09, 2011 last modified Apr 03, 2015 10:59 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Ashish’s monograph follows the career of a priori contradiction, one that only mandates a state mechanism to perform an act of delivery, and then disqualifies the state from performing that very act effectively. This contradiction which he names as the Last Mile problem is a conceptual hurdle, not a physical one and when put one way, the Last Mile is unbridgeable, when put another, it is being bridged all the time.
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