[AI] Copyright

payal kapoor payal.theresidence at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 03:00:55 EDT 2010


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what is happening out of hyderabad? any persons here yet?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pamnani" <kanchanpamnani at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] Copyright


> Akhilesh,
> 1. Any press is good press at the moment. Print media or channel does not 
> matter. We are all trying for some coordination in Delhi and we would also 
> want local media.The more the merrier the more varied the better.
> If you have a contact please let us know.
> 2. I know about the exams-lets see when they are really going to table it 
> in Parliament. If at that time you can come and join for even a couple of 
> hours it will be good.
> 3. You cant file for an injunction at this stage. You have to wait till 
> the Act is passed and then you can challenge its consitutionality.
>
> Kanchan Pamnani
> Advocate & Solicitor
> 9, Suleman Chambers,
> Battery Street, Colaba,
> Mumbai - 400 039.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "akhilesh" <akhil.akhil29 at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 11:39 AM
> Subject: Re: [AI] Copyright
>
>
>> Hello mam,
>> This is Akhilesh from Delhi.
>> Organizing the press conference locally can produce results very well,
>> but can we make an approach to huge channels like CNN IBN, IBN live,
>> and some most watched news channels of this type?
>> I know very well that people are here in this list that can produce
>> such results within 24 hours!!!
>> North India is reeling under the extreme heat of exams so we can not
>> expect too much from students in spite of their willingness to come to
>> dharna.
>> this question May be sound a bit impractical, however, your views are 
>> requested.
>> Can we seek for injunction before this bill is tabled in both the houses?
>> Thanks and regards,
>> Akhilesh.
>>
>> On 4/7/10, Pamnani <kanchanpamnani at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> While listing the organisations I seem to have inadvertently missed
>>> Inclusive Planet I do apolagise specially since Inclusive Planet has 
>>> been
>>> very active and has added immense value.
>>> Rajesh, the clauses proposed by the Government are being mailed to this 
>>> list
>>> by Rahul in some time.
>>>
>>> The research paper is already on the Inclusive Planet website for 
>>> reference.
>>> In the meantime I would really request you to let me know about the
>>> possibility of organising a press conference in Nagpur and meeting your 
>>> MPS
>>> and of course organising a dharna on short notice.I hope it will all be
>>> possible.
>>> Kanchan
>>>
>>>
>>> Kanchan Pamnani
>>> Advocate & Solicitor
>>> 9, Suleman Chambers,
>>> Battery Street, Colaba,
>>> Mumbai - 400 039.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Asudani, Rajesh" <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in>
>>> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>>> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 10:28 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [AI] Copyright
>>>
>>>
>>>>I remember a few days ago, proposed amendment was posted here in this 
>>>>list
>>>>and a few persons including myself had commented on it.
>>>> It is in public domain and I can not find the link of that blog from 
>>>> which
>>>>
>>>> it was taken.
>>>> Would be grateful if somebody could point me to that!!!
>>>> I think copyright issue legally affects blind much more than any other
>>>> disability and so we should plunge into effort wholeheartedly.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>>
>>>> "Perhaps our role on this planet is not to worship God-- but to create
>>>> Him."
>>>>
>>>>                                        --Arthur C. Clarke
>>>>
>>>> (Rajesh Asudani)
>>>>
>>>> Assistant General Manager,
>>>> Reserve Bank of India
>>>> Nagpur
>>>> 09420397185
>>>> O: 0712 2806676
>>>> Res: 0712 2591349
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>>>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Kanchan
>>>> Pamnani
>>>> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 9:21 AM
>>>> To: Access India; Voice Vision. ; rpp-india at googlegroups.com
>>>> Cc: Mahesh Chandrasekar; Javed Abidi; Secretariat
>>>> Subject: [AI] Copyright
>>>>
>>>>    Friends,
>>>>>From time to time we have had discussions on the issue of copyright. As
>>>>>per my usual practis, I would like to inform everybody on this list so
>>>>>that you are aware and u can spread the word. We have reached a very
>>>>>delicate and important stage in this matter.
>>>> I will try and cover in short what has been happening and what needs to
>>>> happen and what may happen in the next few days and god forbid next few
>>>> years.
>>>> 1. Generally when we audio record books, exchange digital texts, make
>>>> copies in braill or make copies in large font we are infringing 
>>>> copyright
>>>> laws but because we are visually challenged we have an exemption under
>>>> what is called a "fair use" clause.
>>>> 2. However lots of international organisations wont let us use their
>>>> material because India does not have a specific exemption for the print
>>>> disabled.
>>>> 3. Prof Vinod Sena    realised this problem in 2002 and even made a
>>>> presentation to a parliamentary committee.
>>>> 4. In 2006 we found on the website of the Copyright registry that there
>>>> was a specific exemption clause proposed for the print disabled.
>>>> 5. The Print Access Coordination Committee PACC consisting of several
>>>> organisations sent in our representation stating the flaws in the 
>>>> proposed
>>>>
>>>> amendment and also what we wanted from the government. Sometime later 
>>>> CIS
>>>> Bangalore also sent in their representation.
>>>> 5. many leading intellectual property rights lawyers were consulted and 
>>>> a
>>>> presentation was even made to their association.
>>>> 6. During 2007-2009 every Copyright registrar was sensitised and
>>>> discussions were held in every forum possible.
>>>> 7. In the meantime Book Share came to India and the Daisy forum of 
>>>> India
>>>> has been entering into agreements with Publishers. Therefore some of 
>>>> the
>>>> material that we need can be digitalised without worrying about
>>>> infringement.
>>>> 8. In 2009 the Right to Read campaign was started and most of you know 
>>>> the
>>>>
>>>> details of the events.
>>>> 9. In November 2009 we got to know that the clause being proposed by 
>>>> the
>>>> government is the same clause they had suggested in 2006 and they have 
>>>> not
>>>>
>>>> considered our representations.
>>>> 10. A delegation met Kapil Sibal the minister in charge. I must inform 
>>>> you
>>>>
>>>> that the meeting did not produce the results that we required.
>>>> 11. Subsequently we found out that the Copyright amendments including 
>>>> the
>>>> claus pertaining to the print disabled had been discussed by the 
>>>> cabinet
>>>> and now was pending to be introduced as a bill. Then the shocker came
>>>> because we found out from our various sources that the clause was worse
>>>> than we could imagine.
>>>> 10. We have written to Mr. Sibal asking him to set up a committee 
>>>> before
>>>> the bill is introduced in Parliament and there is no reply.
>>>> 11. We have been having many in house consultations and I am happy to 
>>>> say
>>>> that all the 3 National organisations AICB, NAB, NFB which work with 
>>>> the
>>>> visually challenged have agreed in principle and are working  together
>>>> with the Daisy Forum of India, CIS,XRCVC and Sightsavers.
>>>> 12. Last week we had urgent consultations in Delhi as we found out that
>>>> the government would be tabling the bill in Parliament anytime after 
>>>> 15th
>>>> April.
>>>> 13. At this meeting we we decided
>>>> 1. To continue to ask for a committee before the Bill reaches 
>>>> parliament
>>>> 2. At the same time prepare for stalling the bill in Parliament before 
>>>> it
>>>> becomes law so that it can be referred to a standing committee and for
>>>> this purpose
>>>> a. Have a press conference
>>>> B. meet MPS
>>>> c. Have a dharna
>>>> 3. In case it becomes a law then challenge it in court.
>>>>
>>>> 14. We have been contacting MPs and on Friday -Saturday we met the BJP
>>>> i.e. LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jetly. These were good meetings
>>>> where of course they promised us their support. In the past we have met
>>>> Moiley and Supriya Sule and a couple of others.Efforts are on to try 
>>>> and
>>>> meet some others.
>>>> 15. Now what can we all do-
>>>> a. Write to each of our MPs or better still try to meet them personally
>>>> and quickly
>>>> explaining the problem of print access and how we manage to read,
>>>> asking for a committee to be formed by the HRD Ministry just like the 
>>>> one
>>>> they set up for producers-Amir Khan and JavedAkhtar etc.
>>>> . If you need further briefings then please contact XRCVC or CIS. Both
>>>> organisations are a part of the National Access Alliance.
>>>> b. Start talking to the local media. this is important. If the articles
>>>> are published then please get in touch with me off the list. We need 
>>>> the
>>>> clippings or softcopies.
>>>>
>>>> c. Those in North India be ready for the dharna. Sorry cant give 
>>>> specifics
>>>>
>>>> at this stage and on this list. Get in touch with me.
>>>>
>>>> d. Others who are inclined to have their own dharnas in different parts 
>>>> of
>>>>
>>>> the country also need to coordinate so that the effort is useful.
>>>> I would like to conclude this note by just saying that there is no 
>>>> point
>>>> in saying that the people in power are heartless or that the disabled 
>>>> are
>>>> ignored...... We have strength, we have a voice and we are doing right.
>>>> We have strategy, we have coordination, we have put in a lot of 
>>>> hardwork
>>>> to be here. Now it is time that we get together and achieve what we 
>>>> have
>>>> been striving for for so many years. Each of us on this list makes a
>>>> difference and each of us is now required to do our best and our little
>>>> bit. If we miss this oppirtunity we  will never be forgiven by 
>>>> posterity.
>>>> kanchan
>>>>
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