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Blog Entry NIE Steps in to Grow Konkani Wikipedia
by T. Vishnu Vardhan published Sep 06, 2014 last modified Oct 10, 2014 11:26 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society's Access to Knowledge team (CIS-A2K) signed a memorandum of agreement (MoU) with Nirmala Institute of Education, Goa to enhance digital literacy in Konkani in the education sector across Goa.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Privacy in Healthcare: Policy Guide
by Tanvi Mani published Aug 26, 2014 last modified Aug 31, 2014 03:18 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Health Policy Guide seeks to understand what are the legal regulations governing data flow in the health sector — particularly hospitals, and how are these regulations implemented. Towards this objective, the research reviews data practices in a variety of public and private hospitals and diagnostics labs. The research is based on legislation, case law, publicly available documents, and anonymous interviews.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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 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 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 Enabling Elections
by Nirmita Narasimhan published Mar 24, 2014 last modified May 10, 2014 12:12 AM — filed under: , ,
For making the 2014 General Elections in India participatory and accessible for voters with disabilities the Centre for Law and Policy Research and the Centre for Internet and Society have come up with a report. The report addresses the barriers that people with disabilities face during elections and recommends solutions for the same.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Blog Entry Institute for Internet & Society 2014, Pune
by Samantha Cassar published Mar 07, 2014 last modified Apr 07, 2014 11:31 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Last month, activists, journalists, researchers, and members of civil society came together at the 2014 Institute for Internet & Society in Pune, which was hosted by CIS and funded by the Ford Foundation. The Institute was a week long, in which participants heard from speakers from various backgrounds on issues arising out of the intersection of internet and society, such as intellectual property, freedom of expression, and accessibility, to name a few. Below is an official reporting summarizing sessions that took place.
Located in Telecom / Blog
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.
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.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs