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Creating a new right

Saturday 23 March '13

The Delhi High Court’s decision on ball-by-ball SMS cricket updates is a landmark judgment. It has serious implications for intellectual property law in India
Spam back in the can

Tuesday 13 November '12

Can TRAI stop unsolicited communication on cell phones?
To copy or not, within the bounds of law

Thursday 30 August '12

Why must the law look leniently on the photocopier outside Delhi University? He violated the Copyright Act, and is liable to be punished
Net check

Tuesday 17 May '11

The new IT rules are not an all-encompassing privacy legislation
It is wrong to copy

Monday 28 March '11

Google’s library project strikes at the root of copyright philosophy.
Nobody’s about to kill books

Monday 7 February '11

Publishers oppose a new copyright act — but it should pass.
Cracking the BlackBerry

Saturday 7 August '10

Security agencies have valid concerns, but going after RIM won’t solve them...
Private lives, public uses

Saturday 1 May '10

Phone-tapping drama shows the need for focused privacy legislation....
Property disputes

Friday 1 January '10

The proposed changes to the Copyright Act may be exciting, but wait for the actual amendments....
Who will care for orphan books?

Thursday 22 October '09

Google, as everyone knows, runs its operations on quasi-Biblical ethics. Its code of conduct can be summarised in one simple commandment
Someone to watch over you

Friday 16 January '09

The information technology act was amended in a tearing hurry — and it shows
It’s not the technology, stupid

Friday 1 August '08

In the aftermath of the terror strikes around the country, technology appears to be emerging as the media’s new...


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