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Google Gives Wikimedia Millions—Plus Machine Learning Tools

by Admin last modified Feb 02, 2019 12:52 PM

Google is pouring an additional $3.1 million into Wikipedia, bringing its total contribution to the free encyclopedia over the past decade to more than $7.5 million, the company announced at the World Economic Forum Tuesday.

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Indic Wikisource Community Consultation 2018 report at Asomiya Pratidin ePaper- Highest Circulated Assamese Daily

Indic Wikisource Community Consultation 2018 report at Asomiya Pratidin ePaper- Highest Circulated Assamese Daily

by Jayanta Nath last modified Dec 10, 2018 03:08 PM

Indic Wikisource Community Consultation 2018 report at Asomiya Pratidin ePaper- Highest Circulated Assamese Daily

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Lecture on Open Access and Open Content Licensing at ICAR (short course)

by Admin last modified Dec 05, 2018 04:19 PM

The ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) a constituent establishment of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) organised a short course on 'ICTs for Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness in Agricultural Research, Education and Extension of NARES' during November 13-22, 2018 in Bangalore. Anubha Sinha delivered a lecture to the participants.

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5th Global Congress On IP And The Public Interest: Successes, Strategies Highlighted

by Admin last modified Oct 31, 2018 01:57 AM

More than 400 activists, academics and practitioners from over 50 countries gathered at this year’s Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, according to organisers.

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KEI Seminar on "Appraising the WIPO Broadcast Treaty and its Implications on Access to Culture"

by Admin last modified Oct 31, 2018 01:53 AM

Anubha Sinha participated in a seminar organized by KEI on October 3 and 4, 2018 at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Anubha spoke on the panel titled "Rationale, Beneficiaries and Scope (of the Treaty)".

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Community Toolkit for Greater Diversity

by Admin last modified Oct 30, 2018 02:08 AM

P.P. Sneha participated in a 3 day programme organized by Wikipedia community in Mandrem, Goa from October 5 - 7, 2018. The event was a peer training programmeto strengthen the work in the direction of building greater diversity and inclusion in the Wikimedia community.

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Odia Virtual Academy launched

by Admin last modified Oct 29, 2018 02:27 AM

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched a new web portal of ‘Odia Virtual Academy’ (www.ova.gov.in) to promote the Odia language and literature at the Secretariat here.

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Stakeholders Consultation on draft WIPO Treaty to Protect Broadcasting Organization

by Admin last modified Nov 14, 2018 02:26 AM

Anubha Sinha participated in a stakeholder consultation organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India to discuss the various aspects of draft WIPO Treaty to Protect Broadcasting Organization, which is under discussion in Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at Copyright Office in New Delhi on October 23, 2018.

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Sting job by Hyderabad scientist exposes fake journals

by Admin last modified Oct 17, 2018 02:06 AM

Scientists have at last found a cure for Schlodomoniasis -- a deadly brain infection caused by the "inter-galactic parasite Klaousmodium cruzi" -- they claim to have identified for the first time.

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Broadcasters Eager For Global Signal Protection; Others Warn Of Major Players Sneaking In

by Admin last modified Oct 16, 2018 01:55 PM

Anubha Sinha was recently part of a panel discussion on broadcast treaty.

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5th Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest

by Admin last modified Oct 02, 2018 03:01 AM

Sunil Abraham, Anubha Sinha and Swaraj Paul Barooah attended the Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest, in Washington DC, from September 24 - 29, 2018. The event was co-organized by PublicCitizen, Washington College of Law, American University, O'Neill Institute and the American Assembly, Columbia University.

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An open data ecosystem can boost India's GDP by $22 B and double farmer income

by Admin last modified May 23, 2018 02:37 PM

MeiTY says increased data transparency will drive growth and improve governance across key industry sectors in the time to come.

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Putting women human rights activists on the world map

by Admin last modified May 20, 2018 02:09 PM

Birubala Rabha may be a household name in Assam, but her crusade against the practice of witch-hunting in her State has not got the attention it deserves from the nation or the world. Barring a handful of articles in print and online publications, little has been written about her fight that spans over two decades. There is no mention of her on Wikipedia.

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Postcolonial Digital Connections International Conference

by Admin last modified May 18, 2018 06:35 AM

Anubha Sinha was a speaker at this conference organized by Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg, UCL and Fritz Thyssen Stiftung on May 16 and 17, 2018 at Center for Interdisciplinary Area Studies (ZIRS) in Halle, Germany. Anubha Sinha spoke on Property, Control and Copyright.

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Consilience 2018

by Admin last modified May 12, 2018 02:04 AM

National Law School of India University, Bangalore organized The Future of Blockchain Technology: Evolving a Framework for its Adoption and Regulation in India on May 5, 2018. Swaraj Barooah panel on "e-Governance and Public Service Delivery using Blockchain Technology" at Consilience 2018.

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Comment: India's NTP 2018 gets digital makeover but needs complimentary policies

by Admin last modified May 12, 2018 01:55 AM

Criticism notwithstanding, Indian bureaucratic mandarins—babus as they are referred to in local lingo—do come up with draft policies that are contemporaneous, and at times when it’s least expected.

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RightsCon Toronto 2018

by Admin last modified Jun 07, 2018 02:31 PM

RightsCon is organizing the 2018 edition of the event at Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, Toronto in Canada. A session on Pervasive Technologies project titled "Cheap and chipper: IP in India’s affordable smartphones" is scheduled on May 17, 5.15 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. in the International Trade and the Commons track. (Room #203B, Beanfield Centre).

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Wikipedia Will Reward You For Translating English Articles To Indian Languages

by Admin last modified Apr 17, 2018 03:48 PM

India has seen a substantial growth in the number of internet users since the introduction of attractive prices by Jio. Internet adoption is seen as the key to bridging the divide between urban and rural populations and an important means of increasing literacy, especially in the backward parts of the country.

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In a first, Indian Singers Rights' Association distributes royalty

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 17, 2018 02:21 PM

While singers say this benefits out of job artistes, the transparency in distribution remains questionable.

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RightsCon 2018

by Admin last modified Feb 28, 2018 03:15 PM

Rohini Lakshané, Anubha Sinha, Vidushi Marda, and Amba Kak will be participating in the seventh event in the RightsCon Summit Series to be held in Toronto from May 16 - 18, 2018 as speakers.

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