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May 9 and 10, 2015 Consilience 2015 – Conference on Net Neutrality organised by the National Law School of India, University, Bangalore The annual technology conference organised by the National Law School, Bangalore focussed on the issue of Net Neutrality. Rishab Bailey, of the Society for Knowledge Commons was invited to present a paper on the links between privacy and net neutrality. Other speakers at the event included Pranesh Prakash (CIS), Nikhil Pahwa (Medianama), Kiran Jonalgudda (
May 2, 2015 Workshop on Regulating the Internet in Public Interest: Net Neutrality and Other Issues, Organised by IT for Change, Free Software Movement of India and Centre for Advocacy and Research A workshop to advance the net neutrality and Internet regulation discussions in India, and to bring in new actors to it, as the Internet becomes important for all sectors. The effort was to get a larger ‘public’ to get involved in exploring what is the public interest with regard to issues of regulating the Internet, net neutrality being one very important such issue.Speakers included Rishab Bailey (KC), Amitabh Singhal (Telxess Consulting), Mahesh Uppal (Independant telecom consultant) and Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.
April 29, 2015 Press Conference on public interest issues in the Net Neutrality debate A press conference hosted by the Indian Womens Journalists Association to highlight the issue of net neutrality in light of the TRAI Recommendations on the subject. Panelists included P. Rajive (Member of Parliament), Rajiv Chandrashekhar (Member of Parliament) and Rishab Bailey (KC).
 April 27, 2015 Workshop on Net Neutrality for the National Campaign for the Peoples Right to Information (NCPRI) A workshop conducted by IT for Change and Knowledge Commons with the NCPRI to demystify the issue of net neutrality. The attempt is to get a larger section of civil rights activists involved in dealing with issues of technology / Internet governance.
October 30, 2014 Talk at Ashoka University on Internet Governance and related issues A talk conducted for students of the Young India Fellowship at the Ashoka University, Kundli, Haryana, focussing on issues such as surveillance,censorship and freedom of speech on the Internet, intellectual property protection in the context of the Internet, India’s role in global Internet governance, etc. Speakers included Prabir Purkayastha, Rishab Bailey and Nehaa Chaudhari (CIS).
September 1, 2013 Software Patents and the Commons
India International Centre Annex, New Delhi

Organized by Software Freedom Law Center, Knowledge Commons and Center for Internet and Society.
Sponsored by Red Hat

July 16, 2013 Panel discussion on the Internet and the Rise of the Surveillance State
India International Centre Annex, New Delhi
Speakers included Prabir Purkayastha, Neville Roy Singham (Chairman, Thoughtworks Inc), Parminder Singh (IT for Change). Discussion on privacy rights in a post-Snowden world.
September 1, 2012 Conference and Exhibition on making culture in times of new-tech
May 3, 2012 Censorship under the IT (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011
Constitution Club of India,
Addressed issues of censorship under the IT Act.
August 11, 2011 Panel discussion titled Recent IT Rules: Backdoor Censorship
India International Centre, New Delhi
Discussion on the Intermediary Liability Rules under the Information Technology Act, 2000
September 1, 2010 T.C. James speaking on “Open Source and Open Government” in the workshop He is Director, National Intellectual Property Organization. He spoke about the growing importance of free and open source software in education, governmental agencies and as a key agent in information technology policy.Click here for the Talk Video.
September 1, 2010 Prof. Eben Moglen speaking on “The Commons As An Actor in Transforming Global Political Economy” in the workshop He is Professor of law and legal history at Columbia University, and is the founder, Director-Counsel and Chairman of Software Freedom Law Center.Click here for the Talk Video.
September 1, 2010 Panel Discussion on “Establishing the Commons as a factor in Indian policy making: Opportunities and challenges” in the workshop Panelist are Prabir Purkayastha, Eben Moglen, Prodyut Bora, Jaijit Bhattacharya.
September 1, 2010 Dr. Anshu Bhardwaj speaking on “A commons based approach to medical research” in the workshop. She is involved in the Open Source Drug Discovery project undertaken by CSIR.

Dr. Anshu Bhardwaj speaking on “A commons based approach to medical research”

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September 1, 2010 Dr. Abhijit Sen, Member, Planning Commission speaking on “Importance of the Commons perspective in policy making” in the workshop “Software Patents and the Commons”
, New Delhi

Dr. Abhijit Sen, Member, Planning Commission speaking on “Importance of the Commons perspective in policy making”

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September 1, 2010 Venkatesh Hariharan speaking on “Knowledge Commons as a Source of Collaborative Innovation.” in the workshop He is Corporate Affairs Director, Red Hat Click here for the Talk Video.
September 1, 2010 Prabir Purkayastha, speaking on “Knowledge Commons as a counterpoint to Intellectual Property” in the workshop He is chairperson of Knowledge Commons.
September 1, 2010 Mishi Choudhary, Executive Director, SFLC, speaking on “A Legal Strategy for Pro-Commons Activism: Patent-Breaking in IT and the Life Sciences” in the workshop.

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December 6, 2008 Collaborative Innovation for Development: Enlarging the global commons
India Habitat Center, New Delhi
June 9, 2007 Talk by Eben Moglen
India International Center, New Delhi
January 18, 2007 Workshop on issues pertaining to knowledge commons
Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi