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From Google to Modi

In an interview with Forbes India earlier this year, Rajan Anandan (Head of Google India) highlighted four internet policy issues that, in his opinion, the new government needed to urgently address. His prescriptions deserve some context and elaboration for the sake of clarity and emphasis.

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Patent Wars: Consumers Are The Real Victims

The patent wars between different smartphone and tablet manufacturers (Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Google in particular) are well underway. What’s interesting however, is the global impact of such litigation and the consumer market across the world. In the United States One may recall the order of a U.S.

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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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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

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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