Anubha Sinha

Anubha Sinha

Anubha Sinha - @anubhasinha_ on Twitter — is a graduate of Dr. RML National Law University, Lucknow, and presently works at the Centre for Internet and Society. She also blogs on www.cis-india.org

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Where is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Headed?


The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – the Asian answer to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is still being furiously scripted. The US-led TPP and China-led RCEP were always touted as rivals racing to set global trade standards before the conclusion of the other. Well, TPP gunned ahead and is currently in the ratification phase, where as RCEP is yet to be concluded and talks may very well enter 2017. The latest round of RCEP talks ended last month and paints a…


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Copyright

US Copyright law faces constitutional challenge


In a major international development, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a lawsuit to strike down the provisions on Digital Rights Management(DRM) in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In this post, I discuss DRMs, the EFF lawsuit, and then draw upon the differences between the US and Indian copyright regime on DRM protection. (Long post ahead) You may read EFF’s lawsuit here. Decoding DRM If you own a Netflix account and travel a lot, you may have been denied…


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Events

Call for Participation: Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest


The fourth annual Global Congress will be held this December in New Delhi, India from 15th-17th December, 2015 and is calling for participation from: Scholars & researchers Activists & civil society networks The thematic tracks at the Congress this year are 1) Openness, 2) Access to Medicines, 3) User Rights, 4) IP and Development. Centre for Internet and Society is the host for the event. Apply to participate in the full session of panels, workshops & strategy/messaging sessions. In addition…


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Copyright Data Exclusivity Patent

RCEP leaks reveal disastrous FTA brewing in Asia


Another round of RCEP negotiations concluded last week. The negotiations continue in a secretive vein- there is no official word on the results of the rounds, nor any official text available for the public to read. However, KEI did manage to spite the dozen odd member countries by releasing a version of the text, right before the negotiations were about to begin. When the only two ways of knowing about your government’s deals are either to become a negotiating official…


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Job Vacancies at Lawyer’s Collective


This is to inform our readers that there are vacancies at Lawyer’s Collective for a Legal Officer & a Technical Officer. More details about the positions follow. Location: New Delhi Date of joining: June/July 2015 Contract duration: One year (extendable) Salary: Negotiable. JOB PROFILE: The Legal Officer will work with the Affordable Medicines & Treatment Campaign (AMTC) team on drafting and filing Patent Oppositions. The work profile also includes making appearances at various patent controllers’ offices for pre and post…


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Job Vacancy for Policy Associate (Internet Governance) at The Centre for Internet and Society


The Centre for Internet and Society is seeking an individual with a strong background in legal research and policy work to be part of our Internet governance (IG) programme. This position deals with freedom of expression and Internet governance at both the national and international levels. Note:This is a full-time position, based out of Bangalore (strongly preferred) or New Delhi. There is currently one vacancy for this post. The candidate must have the following skills: Knowledge of Indian and international…


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Drug Regulation

Parliamentary committee recommends imposition of price caps on all life saving drugs


A week after Injeti Srinivas was removed from his post as the head of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), the parliamentary committee on chemicals and fertilizers recommended that price caps  be extended to all drugs in the country, and that the government should expedite the capping process.  The committee report stated, “The committee recommend that the scope of price control needs to be enlarged to make all the drugs available, especially life saving drugs in all parts of the country.” Reports indicate that the…


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Confederation of Indian Industry launches online certification courses on IPR


This is to inform our readers that the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) recently launched a series of online certification courses on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) under the aegis of its Intellectual Property Education Initiative (CII – IPEI). With an aim to develop a skilled and literate IP workforce for the Indian industry, CII has tied up with leading agencies and experts in this domain to devise courses meeting the requirements of industry. Mr. N.N. Prasad, Asst. Director General and…


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Copyright

SpicyIP tidbit: IPL receives notice from IPRS, pays up for playing music at the Opening ceremony


The Indian Premier League is back in full swing, and with its share of controversies, no less! The opening ceremony act received a lot of flak for its dismal Bollywood performances to the tunes regular Bollywood songs. While mass criticism centered around the ‘thanda’ performances, big fires were doused behind the scenes. According to reports, the organisers had failed to get the necessary licence from IPRS for using music for the performances beforehand. The licence to use music at matches…


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Job Opportunity at International Trademark Association


An exciting opportunity has opened up at the International Trademark Association (INTA). The role is for an India Consultant, to be based out of New Delhi.  The Consultant is expected to provide consultancy services to INTA; specifically assist in strengthening INTA’s presence in the country by supporting policy efforts throughout the region; growing membership; providing educational and networking opportunities to the local trademark community; and supporting the Association’s global efforts. The Consultant will report to Chief Policy Officer, Director of…


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