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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.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry The Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2013 and the Lack of Access to Accessibility Rights
by Amba Salelkar published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Feb 03, 2014 02:21 AM — filed under: ,
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2013 (The RPD Bill) went through three avatars since its commissioning in 2009 under the Sudha Kaul Committee. This blog post brings you a summary of the three stages since it was initially commissioned.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Blog Entry CIS-A2K: Work Accomplished on Konkani Wikipedia
by Nitika Tandon published Dec 31, 2013 — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society’s Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K team) is pleased to share with you the key accomplishments about the work it accomplished on Konkani Wikipedia from September to December 2013 in this report. In accordance with the Centre for Internet and Society’s Access to Knowledge Program’s (CIS-A2K) Konkani Work Plan 2013-14 the program has invested time and effort to build Konkani Wikimedia community and projects.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry CIS-A2K Narrative Report (September 2012 – June 2013)
by Vishnu Vardhan, Nitika Tandon and Subhashish Panigrahi published Nov 29, 2013 last modified Nov 30, 2013 11:18 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This narrative report captures the work done by the Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team in the first ten months of the grant. The report also throws some light on the CIS-A2K program strategy in the next one year.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Train the Trainer Program
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Nov 18, 2013 — filed under: , , , , ,
Wikipedians, about 20 of them, from 10 different cities, speaking 8 different languages, joined together for the first ever four days "Train the Trainer Program" organised by the Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team in Bangalore from October 3 to 6, 2013.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Spy Files 3: WikiLeaks Sheds More Light On The Global Surveillance Industry
by Maria Xynou published Oct 25, 2013 last modified Nov 14, 2013 04:21 PM — filed under: , , , ,
In this article, Maria Xynou looks at WikiLeaks' latest Spy Files and examines the legality of India's surveillance technologies, as well as their potential connection with India's Central Monitoring System (CMS) and implications on human rights.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry An Analysis of the Cases Filed under Section 46 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 for Adjudication in the State of Maharashtra
by Bhairav Acharya published Sep 30, 2013 last modified Oct 01, 2013 03:29 PM — filed under: , ,
This is a brief review of some of the cases related to privacy filed under section 46 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 ("the Act") seeking adjudication for alleged contraventions of the Act in the State of Maharashtra.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Konkani Wikipedia Advances in 4 Days — From 90 Articles to 130 Articles!
by Nitika Tandon published Aug 31, 2013 last modified Sep 03, 2013 10:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
There has been a rise of article contributions to the Konkani Wikipedia in a span of 4 days following a 4 day programme organized by the CIS-A2K team for M.A. students from the Konkani Department, Goa University at the Central State Library, Goa from August 21 to 24, 2013. Nitika Tandon and Subhashish Panigrahi conducted the event.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry FinFisher in India and the Myth of Harmless Metadata
by Maria Xynou published Aug 13, 2013 last modified Aug 13, 2013 11:30 AM — filed under: , ,
In this article, Maria Xynou argues that metadata is anything but harmless, especially since FinFisher — one of the world's most controversial types of spyware — uses metadata to target individuals.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Banking and Accessibility in India: A Report by CIS
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Aug 12, 2013 last modified Aug 13, 2013 04:00 AM — filed under: , ,
The report gives an analysis of banking accessibility for persons with disabilities in India. Besides a detailed look at the legal provisions and guidelines on banking and technology, the report also provides a view on different disabilities in relation to banking and accessibility in India and contains case studies and guidelines from countries such as New Zealand, Australia, the United States of America, Canada and the Netherlands. The report sums up the analysis with suggestions and recommendations to improve banking accessibility for persons with disabilities in India.
Located in Accessibility / Blog