[AI] Copyright

Pamnani kanchanpamnani at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 08:55:43 EDT 2010


Any time is good. Lets call on the local numbers Mumbai is 39804444.
Let someone take the lead and decide the time.


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 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] Copyright


> Please repost the amendment approved by cabinet.
> I can not seem to locate it, though I have commented on it in past in this 
> very group.
>
>
> 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 Subramani L
> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 5:54 PM
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Subject: Re: [AI] Copyright
>
> Am working on a report based on your mail.
>
> Subramani
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Pamnani
> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 12:38 PM
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Subject: Re: [AI] Copyright
>
> Nobody leading the Hyderabad charge as yet.But need to coordinate with
> as
> many organisations. Will you be able to organise the dharna, press
> conference or get some press or contact your MPS.
> MPS are at home till about 14th after which they will be in Delhi. So
> folks
> we need to work on this issue immediately.
> K
> Kanchan Pamnani
> Advocate & Solicitor
> 9, Suleman Chambers,
> Battery Street, Colaba,
> Mumbai - 400 039.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "payal kapoor" <payal.theresidence at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2010 12:30 PM
> Subject: Re: [AI] Copyright
>
>
>> k
>>
>> 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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