Centre for Internet & Society

36th SCCR: CIS Statement on Draft Action Plan for Educational and Research Institutions and Persons with Other Disabilities

Posted by Anubha Sinha at May 31, 2018 09:46 AM |

Anubha Sinha, attending the 36th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”) at Geneva from May 28, 2018 to June 1, 2018, made this statement on the Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations on behalf of CIS on Day 4, May 31.

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36th SCCR: CIS Statement on the Draft Action Plan for Libraries, Archives and Museums

Posted by Anubha Sinha at May 31, 2018 09:45 AM |

Anubha Sinha, attending the 36th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”) at Geneva from May 28, 2018 to June 1, 2018, made this statement on the Draft Action Plan on advancing limitations and exceptions for libraries, archives and Museums on behalf of CIS on Day 3, May 30.

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36th SCCR: CIS Statement on Limitations and Exceptions Agenda

Posted by Anubha Sinha at May 31, 2018 09:40 AM |

Anubha Sinha, attending the 36th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”) at Geneva from May 28, 2018 to June 1, 2018, made this statement on the Limitations and Exceptions agenda on behalf of CIS on Day 3, May 30.

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NGOs circulate letter at WIPO SCCR/36 raising serious concerns about draft Broadcasting Treaty

Posted by Anubha Sinha at May 29, 2018 10:42 AM |
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At the 36th Meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), negotiations on the Broadcasting Treaty continue - this time with a sense of urgency to present results of the 20 year negotiations to the UN General Assembly, scheduled in September this year. There remain long-pending issues within the Treaty, which have largely been ignored or weakly acknowledged by the Committee. In view of the threats that this Treaty poses to Access to Knowledge and the mission of educators, archivists, researchers, libraries and creators, NGOs at WIPO (including CIS) have circulated the letter below.

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36th SCCR: CIS Statement on the Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations

Posted by Anubha Sinha at May 28, 2018 02:04 PM |
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Anubha Sinha, attending the 36th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”) at Geneva from May 28, 2018 to June 1, 2018, made this statement on the Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations on behalf of CIS on Day 1, May 28.

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Indian Women and Craft Edit-a-thon

Posted by Gopalakrishna A. at May 19, 2018 12:00 AM |

A two-day long edit-a-thon aimed to archive the Women achievers in the field of art and craft on Kannada Wikipedia was held with the help of Srishti Institute and Janastu on 8th March and 25th March 2018.

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Wikipedia edit-a-thon in mind? Kindly start here

Posted by Tito Dutta at May 11, 2018 08:15 AM |

Are you thinking to conduct a Wikipedia edit-a-thon? You may use this document as an initial guide. Please note: this article is written keeping specially organisations, institutions, and individuals in mind, who are new to Wikipedia world. We are starting this post with some basic questions. Please feel free to ask questions by mailing tito "at" cis-india.org

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Exploring Wikimedia platforms in Dialogue on the Urban Rivers of Maharashtra

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Apr 22, 2018 11:55 AM |

INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) and SANDRP (South Asian Network of Dams, Rivers and People) organized “A Dialogue on the Urban Rivers of Maharashtra” on 20-21 April 2018 from 9:00am-5:30pm at Yashada, Pune.

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Institutional Partnership with Tribal Research & Training Institute

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Apr 18, 2018 09:00 AM |

CIS-A2K has been building partnerships with major state government departments in Maharashtra to promote free & open knowledge resources. One such effort resulted into official Govt.Resolution of Tribal Research & Training Institute under State Tribal Development department on Expert's Study Group Formation for developing Open Knowledge Platforms.

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Article on Telugu Wikisource Feature Book in Pustakam.net

Posted by Pavan Santhosh at Apr 17, 2018 02:08 PM |

An article about Telugu Wikisource feature book - Andhrula Sanghika Charitra (ఆంధ్రుల సాంఘిక చరిత్ర) by Pavan Santhosh got published in Pustakam.net.

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Sambad Health and Women Edit-a-thon

Sambad Health and Women Edit-a-thon

Posted by Admin at Apr 15, 2018 07:00 PM |

Sambad Health and Women Edit-a-thon was an offline edit-a-thon held in the month of April in collaboration with the Sambad media house, Odia Wikimedia User Group and the Center for Internet and Society.

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CIS' Submission on Statement of Working of Patents

Posted by Anubha Sinha at Apr 10, 2018 03:50 PM |

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) made a submission to the Indian Patent Office on the issue of Statement of Working as per Form 27 under the Patents Act, 1970.

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Chromebook for the Project Tiger- How it is helping me to contribute actively on Wikimedia projects!

Posted by Sangram Keshari Senapati at Mar 26, 2018 10:50 PM |

Project Tiger is a collaboration project of Wikimedia Foundation with Centre for Internet and Society, Wikimedia India and other affiliates of India to improve and create high-quality content in Indic languages like Odia, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi etc.This project helps the active and experienced Wikipedia editors by supporting them with Internet charges for 6 months and Laptops to 50 volunteers to address existing Wikipedia content gaps.

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Marathi Language Day events by CIS-A2K in February 2018

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Feb 27, 2018 12:00 PM |

Marathi Language day is celebrated all over world on 27th February. Dnyanpeeth award winning writer V.V.Shirwadkar alias Kusumagraj was born on this date. Various events and activities were conducted in collaboration with community, institutions and government departments.

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Mini Train the Trainer 2018

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Feb 26, 2018 09:00 AM |

A mini train the trainer 2018 (Mini TTT 2018) program was organized by CIS-A2K at Jnana Prabodhini & Bhave High School, Sadashiv Peth, Pune on 24 and 25 February 2018. Total 19 active editors from Marathi community participated. Experienced editors from community were also involved in the program.

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Experience and Learning outcome from Wikipedia Education Program

Posted by Lakshmi Karlekar at Jan 30, 2018 07:10 PM |

In this blog post you will find a Christ University student's experience during Wikipedia Education Program.

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Patent Working Requirements and Complex Products

Posted by Jorge L. Contreras, Rohini Lakshané and Paxton M. Lewis at Jan 18, 2018 02:35 PM |

The paper titled "Patent Working Requirements and Complex Products" has been published in the latest issue of the NYU Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. It is one of the outputs of the Pervasive Technology project and has been authored by Prof. Jorge L. Contreras, Paxton M. Lewis, and Rohini Lakshané.

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Government of Odisha adopting Creative Commons License to Promote Transparency and Access to Knowledge

Posted by Sailesh Patnaik at Jan 17, 2018 12:50 AM |

This year started with an astonishing announcement by the Government of Odisha towards the free knowledge movement. On the Public Domain day, which is celebrated every year on 1st January, The Government of Odisha continuing its collaboration with the Odia Wikipedia community has announced to release the content of its two major departments under Creative Commons license.

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CIS' Submission to DIPP and CGPDTM at meeting with IP Stakeholders

Posted by Anubha Sinha at Dec 13, 2017 10:50 AM |

The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks held a meeting with IP stakeholders on December 7, 2017, chaired by the Secretary, DIPP, to take suggestions on improving procedures and functioning of the Office. Anubha Sinha attended the meeting and requested the DIPP to improve compliance of uploading Form 27s by patentees and ensure proper enforcement of related provisions within the Indian Patent Act, 1970. Additionally, we sent a detailed submission to the Office, drawing from our recent research. Thanks to Rohini Lakshane and Aman Goyal for their inputs.

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Submission to DIPP at Meeting with IP Stakeholders

Posted by Anubha Sinha at Dec 12, 2017 09:10 PM |
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Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) made a submission to the Department of Industrial Planning and Promotion (DIPP) on 7 December 2017.

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