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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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Inception of Ideas: Lessons for the Copyright Hungry

“An idea can transform the world and re-write all the rules. Which is why I have to steal it” – Dom Cobb (from the film ‘Inception’) It is not often one quotes Hollywood movies in the context of copyright law. But this particular dialogue from

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Acquiring Patents for the Sake of Innovation

Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility could spur the organic evolution of the Android ecosystem without fear of patent litigation. When news trickled in that Google has completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility for approximately  $12.5 billion, those familiar with contemporary software patent disputes were not surprised. The telecom industry

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Music Licenses in the Cloud

As we move everything to the cloud, licensing issues around internet-based services have come to the forefront. In this context, it may be worthwhile to examine a few of them in relation to a few cloud based multimedia services currently being offered to consumers. Cloud based music