Newsfeed 17-Sept ‘2016

Copying Books For Teaching is Not Infringement of Copyright: HC

  • The Delhi High Court orders that the photocopying of course packs prepared by Delhi University is not violation of
  • Delhi university course books comprise of portions from books published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor & Francis.
  • The court dismissed the suit initiated by the publishing majors.
  • Publishers had sued Delhi University and Rameshwari Photocopying Services,
  • Publishers claimed violation of copyright for preparing copies of course packs with portions taken from its books, keeping with the syllabus prescribed by the varsity.
  • Justice Rajiv lifted the stay on the kiosk from photocopying the course packs.
  • The case had also been protested by students who backed the kiosk.
  • “Copyright, especially in literary works, is thus not an inevitable, divine, or natural right that confers on authors the absolute ownership of their creations. It is designed rather to stimulate activity and progress in the arts for the intellectual enrichment of the public,” said Justice Endlaw.
  • He further added “Copyright is intended to increase and not to impede the harvest of knowledge. It is intended to motivate the creative activity of authors and inventors in order to benefit the public.”

43 MLAs join BJP ally, Congress loses Arunachal

  • 43 of the 44 Congress MLAs, including Chief Minister Pema Khandu, joined the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA),
  • PPA is a part of the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), a BJP-led front.
  • This made Politics turned a full circle in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It is notable that, just about two months ago, Mr. Khandu and his group of Congress rebels had deserted the PPA and returned to the Congress to form the government.
  • Khandu became the Chief Minister on July 16.
  • During Mr. Pul’s four-and-a-half month tenure, he and other MLAs had formed the PPA and joined the NEDA.
  • After losing its government in the State, the Congress stated the new conferment an “illegitimate child of the BJP” .They also blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.
  • Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala told reporters that the people of Arunachal Pradesh, who voted the Congress to power, have  been robbed of their belief in broad daylight.”
  • Whereas, Mr. Khandu justified the decision by saying that the State lacked resources hence they had to take this step to move to join the PPA.
  • Khandu expressed that he has already released Rs 1,200 crore and claimed to have more deficit.”He hinted that his government had not received support from the Centre.
  • Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Meinsaid that , saying the move made build better relations with the Centre.

India asks Nepal to Hold ‘inclusive dialogue’

  • India, having realized Nepal’s efforts to build a democratic polity, expressed the hope .
  • It is possible for government of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” to hold an “inclusive dialogue” while implementing the controversial Constitution of his country.
  • As Mr. Prachanda’s September 15-18 visit to India unfolded,India and Nepal held wide-ranging talks and sealed three significant deals.
  • It is to be stated clear that despite all efforts , differences over the Constitution which led to domestic discord and disturbed ties with Delhi remains.
  • Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar expressed of being hopeful about Nepal successfully implementing the Constitution through inclusive dialogue. He remained positive about Nepal being able to accommodate the aspirations of all sections of their diverse society.

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