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2013-14: Multi-Stakeholder Conference and Special Issue on “Surveillance, Censorship & Indian Law: Mapping the Field”

A spate of recent events, such as the debate surrounding Section 66A of the Information Technology Act and the Intermediaries Guidelines under it, the calls against decriminalizing speech offences (such as sedition, obscenity or defamation) in both traditional and new media, the debate around the Central Monitoring System, the NAT GRID and CCTNS in India(and the Snowden affair globally) have thrown the effect of state action (including legislation) on the fundamental rights to free speech, privacy and due process into sharp relief.

This issue proposes to engage with key questions surrounding the state of speech and privacy rights in India, in light of existing and improving capacities of both state and non-state entities to engage in activities that restrict these rights. We welcome contributions engaging with state and non-state led censorship and surveillance arising across the Indian media, whether physical or virtual, and with the sufficiency and effectiveness of existing laws to govern them. Submissions may address censorship in any medium (press, broadcasting, film or new media) and surveillance of any type (whether of persons, physical property or of communications).

2012-13: Multi-Stakeholder Conference and Special Issue on "Copyright Amendments, 2012: A Fair Balance?"

A joint event organized by the MHRD IP Chairs at the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) and the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) in association with the NUJS Law Review and IPTLS.The conference explored the latest amendments to India’s copyright regime, amendments that have far reaching implications for copyright jurisprudence, industry practice and social justice. As with most legal policies, the amendments seek to balance various competing interest groups, ranging from the entertainment industry to disability rights groups. The conference saw the participation of academicians, policy makers, IP practitioners, the industry, civil society organizations and students who brainstormed and reflected on the amendments and their interpretative challenges. To read issue 5(4), see here.

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Vol.6 - 2013 - No. 3

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