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India’s Apathy Towards Surveillance

Over the past few months, I have found myself fighting to reclaim what’s left of my online privacy, grimly aware of its impending death. It is no coincidence that my pessimism gained ground around the time Edward Snowden revealed to the world that virtually every

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Can Software be Patented in India?

In the background of the Apple-Samsung patent dispute, Judge Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals expressed his disdain for software patents and its adverse effect on innovation. In this context, it might be worthwhile to examine the issue of software patents in India, especially its legislative history and status

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Rethinking Intermediary Liability

Two recent developments, from opposite ends of the world, have reignited the debate on India’s flawed intermediary liability regime. The first is a recent order of a US appellate court in the heavily publicised Youtube-Viacom copyright suit. The second development comes from closer home and pertains to the call for annulment of the Intermediary

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Would You Download A Car?

In a landmark move set to highlight India’s strong reservations against piracy.  the Ministry for Information & Broadcasting has issued directions to all multiplex owners that an anti-piracy clip must be shown to audiences before every movie begins.   Involvement of FICCI  The move came after a

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Combating Unilateralism in Internet Governance

India’s proposal for a UN Committee for Internet-related policies is a move towards multilateralism in Internet governance. Lately, there has been a great deal of discussion on the need for governments to play a role in Internet governance issues, in the wake of regressive laws such as