Publishing giants sue those trying to make knowledge accessible for all

Three of the world’s most profitable publishing houses have filed a case in Delhi High Court against Sci-Hub and Libgen

How can we confront patent regimes in the fight against COVID-19?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about issues around intellectual property rights in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Censorship Directive Widespread protests mark passing of European ‘internet censorship’ law

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.

Copyright law reform in Europe likely to strengthen monopoly of internet giants

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

EU rejects copyright reform that would have obstructed content sharing

The Bill was aimed at protecting the profits of media companies and publishers at the cost of content sharing platforms