Three of the world’s most profitable publishing houses have filed a case in Delhi High Court against Sci-Hub and Libgen
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about issues around intellectual property rights in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The legislation includes two controversial clauses – the stipulation of an ‘upload filter’ to monitor the copyright, and a ‘link tax’ which requires the news aggregators to pay publishers for linking to their stories.
The controversial proposal that was rejected in July was passed with amendments despite them not addressing many of the serious criticisms laid out by experts
The Bill was aimed at protecting the profits of media companies and publishers at the cost of content sharing platforms