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How Internet Services and Telcos are Regulated in India

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has published a consultation paper proposing a regulatory framework for internet services and applications (called ‘OTT services’). Based on the comparison below, it would seem that the proposal for licensing of internet services is a terrible idea. Telecom Operators Internet Services

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Why Licensing of Internet Services is a Terrible Idea

If telecom operators want a level playing field, they should focus on themselves; not internet services that are actually driving innovation. Of all the ways to describe how telecom companies are responding to the net neutrality debate, ‘crabs in a bucket’ might be the most

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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)

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Trivial Copyright Claims & De Minimis Explained

At a recent conference on patent and copyright law, the renowned copyright scholar from the University of Pennsylvania – Professor Shyamkrishna Balganesh spoke about the development of fair use in a U.S. context and emphasised their dependence on institutions such as the judiciary or the Copyright Office to

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John Does, Many Woes

The spate of John Doe orders against potential infringers bypasses prescribed legal mechanisms and the response is shocking. Recently, the Delhi High Court passed an order on the basis of a complaint filed by the producers of the Bollywood film ‘Singham’. The order sought to curb piracy and