Copyright

Copyright and the Sci-Hub/Libgen Case: A Constitutional Query


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By now, most readers are likely to be aware of the case against the shadow libraries Sci-Hub and LibGen, by three publishing houses. We had a post questioning why ‘poorer’ countries were still allowing copyright law to act as a hindrance to development here, and a three-part post looking into the case against Sci-Hub and LibGen, the fair dealing exception and the education use exception here, here and here. We’re pleased to now bring you an incisive post by Saral…


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The Legality of the Appointment of the 5 Technical Members to the IPAB


Prashant Reddy, one of our most prolific bloggers, is back with a guest post, questioning the legality of the appointment of the 5 Technical Members made to the IPAB earlier this year. The Legality of the Appointment of the 5 Technical Members to the IPAB Prashant Reddy Continuing from Praharsh’s earlier post on the Supreme Court’s judgment on the legality of the Tribunal Rules, 2020, I would like to briefly comment on the legality of the appointments of the 5…


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LexisNexis Webinar on ‘Understand the Innovation Landscape of Global Video Conference Technology’ [December 23, 2020]


We’re pleased to inform you that LexisNexis is organizing a webinar on ‘Understand the Innovation Landscape of Global Video Conference Technology’ on December 23, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below: LexisNexis Webinar: Understand the Innovation Landscape of Global Video Conference Technology [December 23] About LexisNexis IP We, LexisNexis Intellectual Property, are a leading global provider of the entire patent workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the intellectual property market, government agencies, and the life sciences industry….


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The Fate of a Pre-Grant Opposition Filed after Refusal of Patent Application and During the Pendency of an Appeal at IPAB


We’re pleased to bring to you a guest post by Amit Tailor, analysing an interesting question about maintainability of a pre-grant opposition filed after the Controller’s rejection of a patent application; and if the decision to refuse is appealed before the IPAB, during the pendency of the appeal. Amit is working as Manager (Sr. Scientist) at Cadila Healthcare Ltd., handling patent drafting, filing & prosecution, FTO, patentability & invalidity mainly. He has an LL.B. from the Faculty of Law, Maharaja…


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Call for Papers: NUALS’ Book on ‘Pandemics: Health, Human Rights and Intellectual Property Rights’ [Submit Abstracts by December 20, 2020]


We’re pleased to inform you that NUALS, Kochi is inviting papers for a book on the theme ‘Pandemics: Health, Human Rights and Intellectual Property Perspectives’. For details, please see the announcement below: Call for Papers: Book on Pandemics: Health, Human Rights and Intellectual Property Rights About the Book The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR), the Centre for Health Law and Policy (CHLP), and the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) under the aegis of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi had previously collaborated in conducting four…


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NFSI Panel Discussion on ‘TRIPS Waiver Proposal – State of Play and the Way Forward’ [December 18, 2020]


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We’re pleased to inform you that an online panel discussion on ‘TRIPS Waiver Proposal – State of Play and the Way forward’ is being organised on 18th December at 7:30 PM IST. For registration and other details, please see the announcement below. The discussion on the waiver proposal in an earlier two part post on the blog can be viewed here and here. NFSI Panel Discussion on TRIPS Waiver Proposal – State of Play and the Way Forward’  December 18…


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NUJS Online Lecture by Prof. David Nimmer on Google v. Oracle Case [December 23]


We’re pleased to inform you that NUJS IP & Technology Laws Society (IPTLS) at NUJS, Kolkata is organising an online lecture by Prof. David Nimmer on the Google v. Oracle case, in the memory of our Founder Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer. The lecture is scheduled to be held next week on 23rd December at 10:30 AM IST.  For registration and other details, please see the announcement below. For a background of the case, you may refer to our previous posts…


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NLU-D’s DIGITAL (Digital Rights and Inclusive Technology for All) Fellowship 2021 [Apply by December 22]


We’re pleased to inform you that The Centre for Communication Governance (CCG) at National Law University, Delhi is calling for applications for the DIGITAL (Digital Rights and Inclusive Technology for All) Fellowship 2021. For details of the Fellowship, please read the announcement below: Digital Fellowship 2021  The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi (CCG), is calling for applications for the DIGITAL (Digital Rights and Inclusive Technology for All) Fellowship, to be offered to successful candidates for a…


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NUJS International Webinar on Trade Secret as a Momentous Asset [December 12]


We’re pleased to inform you that MHRD IPR Chair, NUJS, in association with the IPThink – Tank is organising an international webinar on ‘Trade Secret as a Momentous Asset’ on 12th December at 2:30 PM IST (10 AM CET). For further details, please see the announcement below: NUJS International Webinar on Trade Secret as a Momentous Asset December 12 | 2:30 PM (IST) 10 AM (CET) Trade secrets are a very important part of any IP portfolio. It is no…


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Who Gets Paid for the Music You Listen to?: Revamping Music and Copyright in India (Part II)


We’re pleased to bring you Part II of a two-part guest post by Akshat Agrawal on the ‘incentive/compensation’ structure actually in place for artists in India, its consequences, and a suggested amendment in the law to deal with these issues. Part I of this post can be viewed here. Akshat Agrawal is a law graduate from Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat and is currently working as a law researcher cum judicial clerk at the Delhi High Court. He has previously…


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