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Can you Jailbreak Your Playstation?

In an order passed earlier this year, the Delhi High Court restrained certain businesses from circumventing Technology Protection Measures (TPM’s) in the Sony Playstation 3 and other video game consoles. TPM’s or DRM  (Digital Rights Management) allow manufacturers, like Sony, to control how their products are accessed and copied

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Costa Rica Allows Academic Photocopying

“This opposition to Intellectual Property Law is ideologically based and premised on a false choice. Photocopying for profit for academic use is authorized under Law 8,039.”                                      

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Five Reasons Why Course Packs are Legal in India

The recent order passed by the Delhi High Court against Delhi University and Rameswhari Photocopy Service, restraining both parties from producing course packs, provides the context for this post. Quite simply, the order does not even begin to consider the applicable defences and has held course packs

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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)