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U.S. support sought for treaty to allow blind people access to copyrighted works
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 01, 2012 — filed under: ,
Advocates of visual disability groups from across the world urged the United States to get off the fence at the global copyright negotiations in Geneva this week and actively back a strong treaty that allows blind people access to copyrighted published works.
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Ubiquity, Mobility, Globality: Charting Directions in Mobile Phone Studies
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 09, 2014 last modified Dec 04, 2014 04:27 PM — filed under: ,
Nehaa Chaudhari made a presentation at the Ubiquity, Mobility, Globality : Charting Directions in Mobile Phone Studies Conference. This was organized by the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia on November 6 and 7, 2014. Nehaa was on a panel titled Mobile and its Effects on Global Markets and made a presentation on Pervasive Technologies: Access to Knowledge in the Workplace.
Located in Access to Knowledge / News & Media
Unable to read Odia on your android device? Don’t fret!
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 30, 2015 last modified Dec 15, 2015 08:04 AM — filed under: , ,
If you get only boxes in place of Odia fonts in your Android device then it does not support the language. So you need to install Odia font in your smart phone; one way is to root it, but it’s not without cons.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Blog Entry Understanding the Data Gaps on Wikidata Concerning Heritage Structures of West Bengal
by Bodhisattwa Mandal published Nov 20, 2020 last modified May 15, 2021 12:31 PM — filed under: ,
This is a short study on identifying the data gaps related to heritage structures in West Bengal on Wikidata, and potential strategies to address the same. The report is authored by Bodhisattwa Mandal, with editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha and external review by Sumandro Chattapadhyay. This is part of a series of short-term studies undertaken by the CIS-A2K team in 2019-2020.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry University of Mysore Re-releases Kannada Vishwakosha (Encyclopaedia) under Creative Commons Free License
by U.B.Pavanaja published Jul 24, 2014 last modified Jul 24, 2014 07:03 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The University of Mysore and the Centre for Internet and Society co-organized the Open Knowledge Day in Mysore on July 15, 2014. On this occasion Mysore University released six volumes of Kannada Vishwakosha under the Creative Commons (CC) license.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Update on Publisher’s Copyright Infringement Suit Against Sci-Hub and LibGen in India
by Anubha Sinha published Apr 28, 2021 — filed under: , , ,
Anubha Sinha provides a summary of the progress of the copyright infringement suit against Sci-Hub and LibGen in India. This article was first published in InfoJustice on March 8, 2021.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Upload More Kannada Articles on Wikipedia
by U.B.Pavanaja published Jul 05, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 06:09 AM — filed under: , ,
Uploading information in Wikipedia helps to develop language, said Indian Languages Programme Manager U B Pavanaja here on Saturday. The article was published in Indian Express (Mangaluru edition) on July 5, 2015.
Located in Openness / News & Media
US and EU blocking treaty to give blind people access to books
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 02, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Copyright fears stall talks on books being translated into braille for blind and visually impaired people in the global south.
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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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Using Kannada in technology made easier with smartphones
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 01, 2016 — filed under: , ,
With the IT revolution, many believed that the younger generation would prefer to type and communicate in English than Kannada.
Located in Access to Knowledge / News & Media