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Monthly Archives: September 2012

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Understanding the Copyright Rules

Update: The Copyright Rules, 2013 have been notified by the government on 14th March, 2013. Please refer to the latest version of the rules for the exact language currently in force.   Having recently notified the the Indian Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012, the Copyright Office has

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Delhi University Must Defend

Although some have suggested that the most appropriate legal position for Delhi University to take would be to settle with the publishers and procure licences from the IRRO (a copyright society set up by the publishing industry), I respectfully disagree and state my objections as

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Big Publishing v. Delhi University

The on-going litigation between a group of leading publishers and a small photocopying shop attached to Delhi University has all the elements of a legendary ‘fair dealing’ debate. On one side we have Big Publishing (Oxford & Cambridge University Press along with Francis & Taylor)