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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.
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Blog Entry Do You Have the Right to Unlock Your Smart Phone?
by Puneeth Nagaraj published Aug 07, 2013 last modified Aug 07, 2013 07:32 AM — filed under: , ,
In this blog post Puneeth Nagaraj looks at the recent controversy over the expiration of the exemption granted by the US Library of Congress for unlocking phones and compares the Indian position as per a 2005 Andhra Pradesh High Court judgment.
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Blog Entry Don't Shoot the Messenger: Speech on Intermediary Liability at 22nd SCCR of WIPO
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 08, 2011 last modified Jun 01, 2012 03:01 PM — filed under: , , ,
This is a speech made by Pranesh Prakash at an side-event co-organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Internet Society on intermediary liability, to coincide with the release of Prof. Lillian Edwards's WIPO-commissioned report on 'Role and Responsibility of the Internet Intermediaries in the Field of Copyright'.
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Entertainment industry and Internet piracy in focus
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 17, 2012 — filed under: , ,
The first-of-its-kind initiative by the anti-piracy cell of the Kerala Police to register cases against 1,010 Internet users for uploading or downloading the Malayalam film Bachelor Party has sparked a debate between social media experts and legal puritans on what the law actually says.
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Blog Entry Feedback to Draft Copyright Rules, 2012
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 29, 2012 last modified Oct 04, 2012 04:53 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet & Society submitted its written comments on the Draft Copyright Rules, 2012 to Mr. G.R. Raghavender, Registrar of Copyrights & Director (BP&CR), Ministry of Human Resource Development.
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Fixing Copyright for Education (SCCR34 Side Event)
by Prasad Krishna published May 30, 2017 last modified Jun 07, 2017 12:48 AM — filed under: ,
This event, hosted by Communia, EIFL, Creative Commons, and PIJIP, provided an overview of legal trends and developments concerning education, and presented the reality of education today. Anubha Sinha was a speaker.
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Gandhi, Freedom, and the Dilemmas of Copyright
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 29, 2012 last modified Apr 28, 2012 04:11 AM — filed under: , , ,
To commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary, the Centre for Internet and Society cordially invites you to a talk by Prof. Shyamkrishna Balganesh of the University of Pennsylvania on Gandhi, Freedom, and the Dilemmas of Copyright on 30 January 2012 at 6.00 p.m.
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Blog Entry Govt for Legalising Parallel Import of Copyright Works; Publishers Oppose
by Shamnad Basheer published Aug 30, 2011 last modified Aug 30, 2011 10:19 AM — filed under: , ,
Section 2(m) legalises the parallel imports of books and other copyrighted material into India and was part of the initial Copyright Amendment Bill introduced in the Parliament of India in 2010.
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In a first, Indian Singers Rights' Association distributes royalty
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 17, 2018 — filed under: ,
While singers say this benefits out of job artistes, the transparency in distribution remains questionable.
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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.
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