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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 Patent Valuation and License Fee Determination in Context of Patent Pools
by Vikrant Narayan Vasudeva published Jul 09, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
The focus of this research paper is on an extremely limited though important aspect of patent pools — that of patent valuation and license fee determination. It is important to bear in mind that the concept of patent valuation and license fee determination as it exists independently is modified when it is applied in context of patent pools.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Delhi High Court Orders Blocking of Websites after Sony Complains Infringement of 2014 FIFA World Cup Telecast Rights
by Anubha Sinha published Jul 08, 2014 last modified Jul 08, 2014 07:02 AM — filed under: , , ,
Of late the Indian judiciary has been issuing John Doe orders to block websites, most recently in Multi Screen Media v. Sunit Singh and Others. The order mandated blocking of 472 websites, out of which approximately 267 websites were blocked as on July 7, 2014. This trend is an extremely dangerous one because it encourages flagrant censorship by intermediaries based on a judicial order which does not provide for specific blocking of a URL, instead provides for blocking of the entire website.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry India's Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty Celebrated; Accessible Books Consortium Launched
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Jul 01, 2014 last modified Jul 01, 2014 11:09 AM — filed under: , , ,
On Day 1 of the 28th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”), the WIPO organized an event to mark India’s ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled, 2013 (“Marrakesh Treaty”), and to launch the Accessible Books Consortium (“ABC”).
Located in Accessibility / Blog
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.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Not a Goodbye; More a ‘Come Again’: Thoughts on being Research Director at a moment of transition
by Nishant Shah published Jun 15, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
As I slowly make the news of my transition from being the Research Director at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, to taking up a professorship at the Leuphana University, Lueneburg, Germany, there is a question that I am often asked: “Are you going to start a new research centre?” And the answer, for the most part, is “No.”
Located in RAW
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.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry From Taboo to Beautiful - Menstrupedia
by Denisse Albornoz published Apr 30, 2014 last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:25 PM — filed under: , , , ,
On this post, we take a look at 'menstrual activism' -a movement that despite its trajectory in feminism, remains unnoticed in most accounts of traditional and digital activism. We interview Tuhin Paul, the artist and storyteller behind Menstrupedia, an India-based social venture creating comics to shatter the myths and misunderstandings surrounding menstruation around the world.
Located in Digital Natives / Making Change
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 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