Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Seminar on Copyright and Open licensing

WIKIMEDIA CHAPTER invites you to a seminar on Copyright and Open licensing

Date: 30 July 2011
Time: 5PM to 8PM
Venue: TERI Auditorium, Domlur, Bangalore


05:00PM – 05:05PM Welcome and Introduction of Wikimedia Chapter and today's seminar speakers .. Gautam, Secretary, Wikimedia Chapter

05:00PM - 05:45PM Copyright law and plagiarism: 101 ... Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Azim Premji University
05:45PM - 06:30PM Indian copyright law and the Commons: 101 ...Pranesh Prakash, Centre for Internet and Society

06:30PM - 06:45PM Tea break

06:45PM-07:30PM Open licensing and Creative Commons:101 ... Danish Sheikh: Alternative Law Forum

07:30PM-08:00PM Q&A

Objectives of the Seminar:

To educate attendees about Copyrights and Open licensing, Wikimedia copyright policies and how one can become a better contributor to Wikimedia projects.

About the Speakers:

Sudhir Krishnaswamy: Sudhir was a Professor of Law at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata India where he taught Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence. He studied law at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (BA LLB 1998) and the University of Oxford (BCL 2000 and DPhil 2008). Before NUJS he taught at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Pembroke College, University of Oxford. He has engaged with the Government at various levels including the Prime Minister’s Committee on Infrastructure and the Kasturirangan Committee on Bangalore’s Governance.

Pranesh Prakash: Pranesh Prakash is a graduate with a degree in Arts and Law from National Law School, Bangalore, with a keen interest in the law, economics, and culture of intellectual property rights. He helped found the Indian Journal of Law and Technology, and was part of its editorial board for two years. He is most interested in interdisciplinary research on IP and property law, freedom of speech, and privacy. He has worked with practicing lawyers, civil society organizations, and law firms.

Danish Sheikh: After 5 years of worrying about the ways in which law school irreversibly damaged him, the Alternative Law Forum in Bangalore in their infinite wisdom has given Danish a place to work.


Free on first come first served. Pre registration recommended by signing on the event page on Wikimedia Chapter wiki events page.

For more information:

Gautam K John, Secretary, Wikimedia Chapter:

Wikimedia Chapter, No.194, 2nd C Cross, Dommaluru 2nd Stage, Bangalore-560071.

Sponsored by:
Centre for Internet and Society, Dommaluru

About Wikimedia Chapter:
Wikimedia Chapter is a not for profit Society registered on 3 Jan 2011 with Office of Registrar of Socities, Bangalore Urban District with the objective of educating Indian public about availability and use of free and open educational content and build capacity to access and contribute to such resources in various Indian languages. It has over 64 members who are passionate about Wikipedia and sister projects from all over India and representing several Indian languages. Wikimedia Chapter is an autonomous entity and works in close coordination with Wikimedia Foundation.

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