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Blog Entry Are Indian Consumer Laws Ready for the Digital Age?
by Vipul Kharbanda published Aug 08, 2013 last modified Aug 08, 2013 11:52 AM — filed under: , ,
The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, recognizing the need for protection of the rights of consumers, drafted a set of model guidelines on consumer protection which were adopted by the General Assembly in 1985. The United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection (UNGCP) act as an international reference point of the consumer movement, however since it has been over a quarter of a century since they were first drafted, there is a strong argument for revising them to bring them in line with new developments in technology and business practices.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Can Judges Order ISPs to Block Websites for Copyright Infringement? (Part 2)
by Ananth Padmanabhan published Feb 05, 2014 last modified Mar 06, 2014 04:48 PM — filed under: , , , ,
In a three-part study, Ananth Padmanabhan examines the "John Doe" orders that courts have passed against ISPs, which entertainment companies have used to block dozens, if not hundreds, of websites. In this, the second part, he looks at the law laid down by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court on secondary and contributory copyright infringement, and finds that those wouldn't allow Indian courts to grant "John Doe" orders against ISPs.
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Blog Entry Can Judges Order ISPs to Block Websites for Copyright Infringement? (Part 3)
by Ananth Padmanabhan published Feb 14, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
In a three-part study, Ananth Padmanabhan examines the "John Doe" orders that courts have passed against ISPs, which entertainment companies have used to block dozens, if not hundreds, of websites. In this, the third and concluding part, he looks at the Indian law in the Copyright Act and the Information Technology Act, and concludes that both those laws restrain courts and private companies from ordering an ISP to block a website for copyright infringement.
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Blog Entry App Developers Series: Products-Services Dichotomy & IP (Part I)
by Samantha Cassar published Apr 10, 2014 last modified Jul 21, 2014 01:43 AM — filed under: ,
Recently, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) held a series of interviews in attempts to better understand the ecosystem in which India's mobile app industry is emerging, how it is governed by India's current laws, and how mobile app developers are affected as a result. The following written series maps out the given responses and presents our findings from these interviews and accompanying conversations.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Mapping Institutions of Intellectual Property (Part A): India's National Programme on Intellectual Property Management
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Jun 10, 2014 last modified Jun 10, 2014 07:34 AM — filed under: , ,
This blog post discusses India’s National Program on Intellectual Property Management, including the establishment of a National Institute of Intellectual Property Rights.
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Blog Entry Mapping Institutions of Intellectual Property: Part B — India's National Program on Intellectual Property Management
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Jun 26, 2014 last modified Jun 26, 2014 03:27 PM — filed under: ,
As a second part in the series on Mapping Institutions of Intellectual Property this blog post deals with the documents introduced at the Stakeholders’ Consultation for India’s National Program on Intellectual Property.
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Blog Entry World Narrow Web
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 13, 2012 last modified Mar 27, 2012 04:00 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Censorship and how govt reacts to it may push us to country-specific networks, writes Pranesh Prakash in an article published in the Indian Express on 4 February 2012.
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Blog Entry Deconstructing Digital Natives: Young People, Technology and the New Literacies
by Nishant Shah published Jul 24, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:51 AM — filed under: , , ,
Nishant Shah was invited to do a book review of a new anthology 'Deconstructing Digital Natives', edited by Michael Thomas. The review was published in Routledge's Journal of Children and Media on July 18, 2012.
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Fill The Gap: Global Discussion on Digital Natives
by Nishant Shah published Jan 15, 2010 last modified Jan 22, 2010 10:54 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
More often than not people don't understand the new practices inspired by Internet and digital technologies. As such a series of accusations have been leveled against the Digital Natives. Educators, policy makers, scholars, and parents have all raised their worries without hearing out from the people they are concerned about. Hivos has initiated an online global discussion about Digital Natives. So, to voice your opinion, start tweeting with us now #DigitalNatives.
Located in Research / Collaborative Projects Programme / Digital Natives With a Cause?
Blog Entry Open Data Hackathons are Great, but Address Privacy and License Concerns
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Feb 05, 2016 last modified Feb 05, 2016 08:37 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
This is to cross-publish a blog post from DataMeet website regarding a letter shared with the organisers of Urban Hack 2015, Bangalore, in response to a set of privacy and license concerns identified and voiced during the hackathon by DataMeet members. Sumandro Chattapadhyay co-authored and co-signed the letter. The blog post is written by Nisha Thompson.
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