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Expanding the World of Telugu Wikipedia – CIS-A2K and ALC join hands
Students and faculty of Andhra Loyola College in Vijayawada aim to enhance Telugu Wikipedia through increased contributions to Wikipedia and make it available ... by T Vishnu Vardhan and Rahmanuddin Shaik last modified Sep 30, 2014 05:11 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
International Open Data Charter: First Public Draft
The first public draft of the International Open Data Charter was released at the International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada, May 28-29, 2015. It is ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jun 02, 2015 03:51 PM — Filed under: , ,
Konkani Wikipedia Goes Live After 'Nine Years' of Incubation
Konkani Wikipedia is the second Wikimedia project after Odia Wikisource that has gone live out of incubation. The project stayed in the incubation for nine ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Jun 18, 2016 06:15 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
India's Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty Celebrated; Accessible Books Consortium Launched
On Day 1 of the 28th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”), the WIPO ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Jul 01, 2014 11:09 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Five Frequently Asked Questions about the Amended ITRs
This piece discusses the five major questions that have been the subject of debate after the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 (WCIT). ... by Chinmayi Arun last modified Jan 30, 2013 05:36 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
The Embodiment of the Right to Privacy within Domestic Legislation
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 ... by Tanvi Mani last modified Sep 08, 2014 02:37 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Clarification on the Information Security Practices of Aadhaar Report
We are issuing a second clarificatory statement on our report titled “Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public ... by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali last modified Nov 05, 2018 12:08 PM — Filed under: , ,
Can Judges Order ISPs to Block Websites for Copyright Infringement? (Part 2)
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 ... by Ananth Padmanabhan last modified Mar 06, 2014 04:48 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Can Judges Order ISPs to Block Websites for Copyright Infringement? (Part 3)
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 ... by Ananth Padmanabhan last modified Feb 14, 2014 05:13 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Atmanirbhar Bharat Meets Digital India: An Evaluation of COVID-19 Relief for Migrants
With the onset of the national lockdown on 24th March 2020 in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the fate of millions of migrant workers was left uncertain. ... by Ankan Barman last modified Jun 03, 2021 12:53 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Intellectual Property Rights — Open Access for Researchers
In the year 2013, Nehaa Chaudhari had worked on a module on Intellectual Property Rights for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Mar 24, 2015 01:22 AM — Filed under: , , ,
No more 66A!
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has struck down Section 66A. Today was a great day for freedom of speech on the Internet! When Section 66A was in ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Mar 26, 2015 02:01 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
National IPR Policy Series: RTI Requests by CIS to DIPP + DIPP Responses
In earlier blog posts, we have discussed the development of India’s National IPR Policy (“the Policy”); comments by the Centre for Internet and Society (“CIS”) ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Apr 26, 2015 08:47 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Submitted Comments on the 'Government Open Data Use License - India'
The public consultation process of the draft open data license to be used by Government of India has ended yesterday. Here we share the text of the submission ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Jul 26, 2016 09:23 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Analysis of the Report of the Group of Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security and Implications for India
This paper analyses the report of the Group of Experts and and India’s compliance with its recommendations based on existing laws and policies. Given the ... by Elonnai Hickok and Vipul Kharbanda last modified Aug 11, 2016 09:58 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Submitted Comments on the Telangana State Open Data Policy 2016
Last month, the Information Technology, Electronics & Communications Department of the Government of Telangana released the first public draft of the Telangana ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Sep 01, 2016 05:49 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Institute for Internet & Society 2014, Pune
Last month, activists, journalists, researchers, and members of civil society came together at the 2014 Institute for Internet & Society in Pune, which was ... by Samantha Cassar last modified Apr 07, 2014 11:31 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Spy Files 3: WikiLeaks Sheds More Light On The Global Surveillance Industry
In this article, Maria Xynou looks at WikiLeaks' latest Spy Files and examines the legality of India's surveillance technologies, as well as their potential ... by Maria Xynou last modified Nov 14, 2013 04:21 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Fundamental Right to Privacy: An Analysis
Last​ ​month’s​ ​judgment​ ​by​ ​the​ ​nine​ ​judge​ ​referral​ ​bench​ ​was​ ​an​ ​emphatic endorsement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​the​ ​constitutional​ ​right​ ​to​ ... by Amber Sinha last modified Oct 04, 2017 11:19 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Pervasive Technologies Project Working Document Series: Literature Review on IPR in Mobile app development
This post is literature survey of material exploring and analysing the role of Application Platforms in the Mobile Applications Development ecosystem, albeit ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Aug 31, 2015 01:48 PM — Filed under: , ,
Wikisource Handbook for Indian Communities
Wikisource is one of the trending Wikimedia projects. Many new editors and new books to Indic language Wikisource's get added over a period of time. However, ... by Bodhisattwa Mandal and Ananth Subray P. V. last modified Sep 19, 2018 02:18 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Welcome to r@w blog!
We from the researchers@work programme at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) are delighted to announce the launch of our new blog, hosted on Medium. It ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Jan 02, 2019 11:48 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Facebook Shares 10 Key Facts about Free Basics. Here's What's Wrong with All 10 of Them.
Shweta Sengar of Catch News spoke to Sunil Abraham about the recent advertisement by Facebook titled "What Net Neutrality Activists won't Tell You or, the Top ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 25, 2015 02:59 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Call for Contributions and Reflections: Your experiences in Decolonizing the Internet’s Languages!
Whose Knowledge?, the Oxford Internet Institute, and the Centre for Internet and Society are creating a State of the Internet’s Languages report, as baseline ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Aug 07, 2019 12:29 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
User Experiences of Digital Financial Risks and Harms
The reach and use of digital financial services has risen in recent years without a commensurate increase in digital literacy and access. Through this project, ... by Amrita Sengupta, Chiara Furtado, Garima Agrawal, Nishkala Sekhar, Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and Yesha Tshering Paul last modified Dec 22, 2023 04:05 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
CIS Response to Draft E-Commerce Policy
CIS is grateful for the opportunity to submit comments to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion on the draft national e-commerce policy. This ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 26, 2019 06:40 AM — Filed under: , , ,
What’s up with WhatsApp?
In 2016, WhatsApp Inc announced it was rolling out end-to-end encryption, but is the company doing what it claims to be doing? by Aayush Rathi and Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 23, 2018 04:45 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
CIS Welcomes Standing Committee Report on IT Rules
The Centre for Internet and Society welcomes the report by the Standing Committee on Subordinate Legislation, in which it has lambasted the government and has ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 03, 2013 10:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
FAQ on the Aadhaar Project and the Bill
This FAQ attempts to address the key questions regarding the Aadhaar/UIDAI project and the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, ... by Elonnai Hickok, Vanya Rakesh, and Vipul Kharbanda last modified Apr 13, 2016 02:06 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Institute on Internet & Society: Event Report
The Institute on Internet and Society organized by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) with grant supported by the Ford Foundation took place from June 8 ... by Srividya Vaidyanathan last modified Oct 15, 2013 06:48 AM — Filed under: , , ,