Centre for Internet & Society

In its third year, Cyfy; South Asia’s biggest internet policy conference is being held in New Delhi, from 14-16 October, 2015. The event is organized by Observer Research Foundation at Hotel Taj Mansingh. Sunil Abraham is a panelist in the session "Protection of Intellectual Property and Business Secrets in the Knowledge Economy".

Building on its scope and scale of the previous year — over 55 speakers, from 12 countries, with 350 attendees — the conference discusses issues that affect the emerging world and developed world alike. The conversations will further and widen the debate around internet governance, security, surveillance, freedom of expression, norms of state behaviour, technology and specific societal challenges that emerging and developing countries seek to address by the effective design and deployment on these technologies. In 2015, Cyfy will bring together more experts from South Asia, in order to present new thought on the specific challenges of internet access, policy and regulation, e-governance, financial inclusion, and bottom of the pyramid solutions.

Along with its growing network of both Indian and international partners, ORF looking forward to hosting another thought-provoking and productive few days, and bridging some digital divides in contemporary internet cyber policy debates.

Protection of Intellectual Property and Business Secrets in the Knowledge Economy

Over the past decade, there has been an exponential rise in cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property, and it has been recognized as an unfair predatory practice. With the rise of the globalized knowledge economy, the stability of open trading systems increasingly depends on cross-border IP protection. What is the relevance of the protection of intellectual property and business secrets for economic development and stability of the international trading system?

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