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Blog Entry National IPR Policy Series: What Have the Sectoral Innovation Councils Been Doing on IPR
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Aug 13, 2015 — filed under: ,
In this post, Nehaa Chaudhari and Varun Baliga delve into the question of what the mandate of the Sectoral Innovation Councils is, what its activities are, and what vision for IPR development in India has it put forth. An RTI Application has been filed by CIS to attain information on these issues.
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Blog Entry National IPR Policy: Mapping the Stakeholders’ Response
by Akshath Mithal published Nov 24, 2015 last modified Nov 24, 2015 03:02 PM — filed under: , ,
The first draft of the National IPR Policy was released last December. Following that, a plethora of comments and suggestions was submitted to the DIPP on the same. In this post, I will focus on the comments that were available online and analyse the trends that I was able to find in the same and also highlight the many suggestions put forth by the stakeholders.
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National Public Meeting on Software Patents
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 17, 2008 last modified Apr 05, 2011 04:45 AM — filed under:
This meeting will feature the following speakers: Nagarjuna G. (Free Software Foundation of India), Prabir Purkayastha (Delhi Science Forum), Prashant Iyengar (Alternative Law Forum), Venkatesh Hariharan (Red Hat) and Sudhir Krishnaswamy (National Law School)
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Blog Entry New Release of IPR Chapter of India-EU Free Trade Agreement
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 12, 2011 last modified Sep 22, 2011 12:34 PM — filed under: , , ,
A draft of the IPR chapter of the EU-India FTA, made publicly available now for the first time, provides insight into India's response in July 2010 to several EU proposals on intellectual property protection and enforcement.
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No Software Patents: Meetup at CIS on February 6
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 05, 2010 last modified Apr 05, 2011 04:14 AM — filed under:
Our team at CIS India thanks you for opposing software patents in India by signing the petition. If you stay in Bangalore, we invite you to a meetup on the topic of Software Patents, this Saturday (Feb 6th). We will have a few subject matter experts amongst us too.
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Blog Entry Of Jesters, Clowns and Pranksters: YouTube and the Condition of Collaborative Authorship
by Nishant Shah published Nov 03, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:24 AM — filed under: ,
The idea of a single author creating cinematic objects in a well-controlled scheme of support system and production/distribution infrastructure has been fundamentally challenged by the emergence of digital video sharing sites like YouTube, writes Nishant Shah in this peer reviewed essay published in the Journal of Moving Images, Number 8, December 2009.
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Blog Entry On the Unfortunate Rise of the Indian SLAPP Suit
by Ujwala Uppaluri published May 27, 2013 last modified Jun 05, 2013 06:55 AM — filed under: ,
It is not news in this country when the law or other institutions of the state, are used as tools by which to threaten or intimidate citizens into submission to a particular course of action or to a particular point of view. Unfortunate as that is, today’s post will deal with the rising incidence of SLAPP suits, an abuse of the adjudicatory process that is also a feature in a number of jurisdictions elsewhere.
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Open letter from CIS to PM Modi on Intellectual Property Rights issues on his Visit to US
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 24, 2015 — filed under: ,
Centre for Internet and Society, through its Policy Director Mr. Pranesh Prakash and Programme Officer Nehaa Chaudhari has addressed an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the intellectual property right issues concerning his visit to the United State of America in September, 2015.
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Blog Entry Open Letter to PM Modi on Intellectual Property Rights issues on His Visit to the United States of America in September, 2015
by Pranesh Prakash and Nehaa Chaudhari published Sep 23, 2015 last modified Sep 25, 2015 06:43 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This is an open letter by CIS to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in light of his impending visit to the USA. This letter asks the Prime Minister to urge the USA to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty; and asks that India not be a party to TPP negotiations, in light of recent reports on a study encouraging India to join the TPP.
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Blog Entry Open Letter to the Vatican: Request for Holy See to Comment on IPR
by Samantha Cassar published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Jan 31, 2014 07:14 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Due to the Holy See’s demonstrated pro-access position to medicines and published materials for persons with disabilities, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) requested for His Excellency, Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, to also consider copyrights, patents or IPR more generally, as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer at WIPO. We strongly encourage other organizations and civil society groups to modify this letter, as needed, and to contact the Holy See Mission to the United Nations (and WIPO) in Geneva in order to help us prompt His Excellency to contribute to the international dialogue on IPR.
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