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Blog Entry Five Frequently Asked Questions about the Amended ITRs
by Chinmayi Arun published Jan 28, 2013 last modified Jan 30, 2013 05:36 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This piece discusses the five major questions that have been the subject of debate after the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 (WCIT). The politics surrounding the WCIT are not discussed here but it must be kept in mind that they have played a significant role in the outcome of the conference and in some of the debates about it.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Analysis of DIT's Response to Second RTI on Website Blocking
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 27, 2011 last modified Dec 02, 2011 09:26 AM — filed under: , ,
In this blog post, Pranesh Prakash briefly analyses the DIT's response to an RTI request on website blocking alongside the most recent edition of Google's Transparency Report, and what it tells us about the online censorship regime in India.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Leaked Privacy Bill: 2014 vs. 2011
by Elonnai Hickok published Mar 31, 2014 last modified Apr 01, 2014 10:52 AM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society has recently received a leaked version of the draft Privacy Bill 2014 that the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India has drafted.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Exploring the Digital Landscape: An Overview
by Sneha PP published Apr 14, 2014 last modified Apr 14, 2014 03:48 PM — filed under: ,
One component of the Digital Humanities mapping exercise was a series of six research projects commissioned by HEIRA-CSCS, Bangalore over November 2013-March 2014. These studies attempted to chart various aspects of the digital landscape in India today, with a focus on emerging forms of humanistic enquiry engendered by the Internet and new digital technologies. This blog post presents a broad overview of some of the key learnings from these projects.
Located in RAW / Digital Humanities
Blog Entry Digital Humanities and the Problem of Definition
by Sneha PP published Apr 25, 2014 last modified Mar 30, 2015 12:47 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Digital Humanities as a field that still eludes definition has been the subject of much discourse and writing. This blog post looks at this issue as one of trying to approach the field from a disciplinary lens, and the challenges that this may pose to the attempts at a definition.
Located in RAW / Digital Humanities
Blog Entry The Embodiment of the Right to Privacy within Domestic Legislation
by Tanvi Mani published Apr 29, 2014 last modified Sep 08, 2014 02:37 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Right to Privacy is a pivotal construct, essential to the actualization of justice, fairness and equity within any democratic society. It is an instrument used to secure the boundaries of an individual’s personal space, in his interaction with not only the rest of society but also the State.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Clarification on the Information Security Practices of Aadhaar Report
by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali published Nov 05, 2018 last modified Nov 05, 2018 12:08 PM — filed under: , ,
We are issuing a second clarificatory statement on our report titled “Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar numbers with sensitive personal financial information” published on May 1, 2017.
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Blog Entry Pervasive Technologies: Access to Knowledge in the Market Place — A Presentation by Sunil Abraham
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 28, 2013 last modified Feb 13, 2013 07:05 AM — filed under: , ,
The 2012 Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest was organized in Rio de Janeiro from December 15 to 17, 2012. The Centre for Internet & Society partnered FGV, Washington College of Law, the American Embassy, African Information Research and Training and International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in this event. Sunil Abraham made a presentation on Pervasive Technologies on the opening day, December 15, 2012.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry CIS's Closing Statement at Marrakesh on the Treaty for the Blind
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 28, 2013 last modified Jul 03, 2013 12:01 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Pranesh Prakash read out an abridged version of this statement as his closing remarks in Marrakesh, where the WIPO Treaty for the Blind (the "Marrakesh Treaty") has been successfully concluded. The Marrakesh Treaty aims to facilitate access to published works by blind persons, persons with visual impairment, and other print disabled persons, by requiring mandatory exceptions in copyright law to enable conversions of books into accessible formats, and by enabling cross-border transfer of accessible format books.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Indian Language Wikipedia Statistics (September 2012 – April 2013)
by T.Vishnu Vardhan, Nitika Tandon and Subhashish Panigrahi published Jun 30, 2013 last modified Aug 23, 2013 01:48 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Access to Knowledge team carried out a quantitative analysis to identify trends and growth patterns in Indian Language Wikipedias over the time period from September 2012 to April 2013.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs