Entries by professormira

An Indian Perspective on the Public Domain: CREATe Conference on the Public Domain

My presentation discussed a handful of Indian case studies on issues involving public domain works, suggesting that the principle of free access to the public domain is more complicated than it might appear at first glance. The presentation was closely based on research published by Professor Peter K. Yu in a Special Issue of the WIPO Journal dedicated to IP and […]

In Honour of the December Music Season 2012 – A Presentation on Western and Indian Classical Music

The thrilling December Season is now underway in Chennai. In honour of the Season, I am posting slides for a presentation that I delivered at the Oxford Indian Institute comparing approaches to classical music in the Indian Carnatic tradition and the West, and entitled  “Two Solitudes: Western and Indian Musical Traditions”: “What are the challenges […]

Subramania Bharati’s Birthday, December 11 – Blog Launch

I am delighted to announce the launch of a new blog dedicated to Indian National Poet, C. Subramania Bharati (1882-1921): subramaniabharati.com. The blog has been established by Bharati’s granddaughter, and pre-eminent Bharati scholar, Dr. S. Vijaya Bharati. She will bring a half-century of experience in Bharati studies to the blog, which promises to be an […]

Moral Rights on the 1709 Blog

Over the next 6 weeks, I will be publishing 6 posts on moral rights at the invitation of Jeremy Phillips of the IPKat, on his 1709 Blog. The first post will deal with the use of music from the classic 1958 film “Vertigo,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock, in this year’s Oscar-winning film, “The Artist,” directed […]

Moral Rights: A Guide to Global Practice – forthcoming from Oxford University Press (New York)

My new book on moral rights from a practice perspective will be published by Oxford University Press (New York). Moral Rights: A Guide to Global Practice  is to be a 600-page companion volume to my previous book, Moral Rights: Principles, Practice, and New Technology (OUP 2011), and will examine current legislative frameworks for moral rights at the national and […]