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Thursday, May 17 • 17:15 - 18:15
Cheap and chipper: IP in India’s affordable smartphones

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We present the findings of the Centre for Internet and Society’s "Pervasive Technologies" research project that concluded last year. The project was an endeavour to study how Internet-enabled mobile phones sold for USD 100 or less interact with India's intellectual property laws. These low-cost technologies that lie in a grey zone of IP laws have been instrumental in bringing access to the Internet and, in turn, access to knowledge and information to people. The project undertook a study of the mobile device landscape in India while developing legal strategies to ensure that consumers continue to have access to inexpensive devices; that manufacturers, software developers and content creators operating in the budget device segment are not snuffed out by litigation; and that the rights of IP holders are not infringed upon.

Each researcher will elucidate on her findings in the areas of patents and copyright pertaining to the hardware, software and media content and the interaction of these findings with public policy.

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Maggie Huang

Community Development Research Assistant, Skills for Change
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Amba Kak

Tech policy fellow, Mozilla
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Rohini Lakshané

Director (Emerging Research), The Bachchao Project
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Anubha Sinha

Senior Programme Manager, Centre for Internet and Society

Thursday May 17, 2018 17:15 - 18:15 EDT