Create, Copy, Disrupt: India's Intellectual Property Dilemmas by Prashant ReddyCreate, Copy, Disrupt: India's Intellectual Property Dilemmas by Prashant Reddy

Create, Copy, Disrupt: India's Intellectual Property Dilemmas

byPrashant Reddy, Sumathi Chandrashekaran

Hardcover | January 23, 2017

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In 1947, a newly independent India was saddled with a host of intellectual property (IP) laws left behind by the British. In the following decades, India broke away from colonial IP legacies, while navigating international treaty negotiations in the light of its redefined national interests.These changes affected ordinary lives-be it through medicines, music, movies, books, food, yoga, or the Internet-but have never been narrated to a larger audience. This book unravels the development of India's IP law and policy in modern times, in a form and style designed for the general reader. The chapters in the book centre on different industries and sectors, such as pharmaceuticals, book publishing, cinema, music, the Internet, food, yoga, and traditional knowledge. Each chapter features a lively narrative that has been constructed from various sources, including parliamentary debates,expert reports, interviews, archival research, and case law. The book's unique focus is on the politics and history of Indian IP, rather than the black letter of the law.
Prashant Reddy T. is a Yong Pung How Research Associate at the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law, Singapore Management University. Sumathi Chandrashekaran is a lawyer specializing in public policy.
Title:Create, Copy, Disrupt: India's Intellectual Property DilemmasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pagesPublished:January 23, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Shamnad Basheer: ForewordAcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction1. Indian Patent Law Declares Independence2. Surrender at Geneva3. Life after Marrakesh4. Novartis Trips Over Section 3(d)5. New Delhi Challenges the Berne Convention6. The Moving Picture7. Akhtar Rescripts Copyright Law8. Digital India Seeks 'Safe Harbour'9. The Traditional Knowledge Trilogy10. The Queen of All Rices11. Of Gods and GurusIndexAbout the Authors