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Blog Entry Arguments Against Software Patents in India
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 22, 2010 last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
CIS believes that software patents are harmful for the software industry and for consumers. In this post, Pranesh Prakash looks at the philosophical, legal and practical reasons for holding such a position in India. This is a slightly modified version of a presentation made by Pranesh Prakash at the iTechLaw conference in Bangalore on February 5, 2010, as part of a panel discussing software patents in India, the United States, and the European Union.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
File Reply comments of CIS in the matter of the WIPO draft proposal
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 23, 2009 last modified Aug 22, 2011 01:18 PM — filed under: ,
Reply comments of CIS, Daisy Forum of India and Inclusive Planet to the comments filed by Steven J Metaliz in the matter of the WIPO draft proposal.
Located in Accessibility / Publications
File Statement of CIS on the Matter of the Treaty for the Blind
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 22, 2009 last modified Aug 22, 2011 01:18 PM — filed under: ,
Through this paper the Centre for Internet and Society is giving its statement in the matter of the Treaty for the blind, visually impaired and other reading disabled, proposed by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay.
Located in Accessibility / Publications
Blog Entry Web Accessibility Policy Making: An International Perspective – A G3ict White Paper
by Radha Rao published Dec 21, 2009 last modified Oct 19, 2011 10:37 AM — filed under: ,
G3ict Publishes International Survey of Web Accessibility Policies White Paper by the Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore, India
Located in Accessibility / Blog
India Study Tour - Report: The South African Telecommunications Sector: Poised for Change
by Radha Rao published Nov 24, 2009 last modified Aug 24, 2011 08:02 AM — filed under: ,
CIS in collaboration with the LINK Centre, Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and in association with different institutions across India organized a Lecture Tour by Sagie Chetty from 19th Oct to 30th Oct. A report on this study tour is given by Sagie Chetty.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Arguments Against the PUPFIP Bill
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 20, 2009 last modified Sep 12, 2011 11:03 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Protection and Utilisation of Public Funded Intellectual Property Bill (PUPFIP Bill) is a new legislation being considered by Parliament, which was introduced in the 2008 winter session of the Rajya Sabha. It is modelled on the American Bayh-Dole Act (University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act) of 1980. On this page, we explore some of the reasons that the bill is unnecessary, and how it will be harmful if passed.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Publications / PUPFIP Bill
Blog Entry Comments on the Draft Rules under the Information Technology Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 28, 2009 last modified Sep 21, 2011 06:13 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society commissioned an advocate, Ananth Padmanabhan, to produce a comment on the Draft Rules that have been published by the government under the Information Technology Act. In his comments, Mr. Padmanabhan highlights the problems with each of the rules and presents specific recommendations on how they can be improved. These comments were sent to the Department of Information and Technology.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
File Report on Open Standards for GISW 2008
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 07, 2008 last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:57 AM — filed under: ,
A report on Open Standards prepared by Sunil Abraham, for the Global Information Society Watch 2008. As on their site, GISWatch focuses on monitoring progress made towards implementing the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) action agenda and other international and national commitments related to information and communications. It also provides analytical overviews of institutions involved in implementation.
Located in Publications (Automated) / CIS Publications / Sunil Abraham
Response to the Draft National Policy on Open Standards for e-Governance
by Sunil Abraham published Sep 18, 2008 last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:05 AM — filed under: ,
Pranesh Prakash, Programme Manager at the Centre for Internet and Society, authored a response to the draft Open Standards Policy document published by the National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
Located in Openness / Publications / Open Standards