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The National Law School of India University is an institution constituted by the Karnataka Legislative Assembly for undergraduate and graduate legal education in India. It was the first ever National Law University to be established. By popular estimates, the school consistently ranks as the most prestigious law school in India.Located in Bangalore, NLSIU was established by a statute passed by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Karnataka. The school was officially founded on August 29, 1987. The statute provides that the Chief Justice of India serves as the school's Visitor. The Vice-Chancellor, currently R.Venkata.Rao, serves as the school's chief administrator. Wikipedia.

Pandey A.,National Law School of India University
International Journal of Applied Engineering Research | Year: 2013

The purpose of this paper is to study about what "Nanotechnology" is, and what it is doing for us in today's world and moreover the vast potential it has in progress of human race on this earth. Nanotechnology has become a serious buzz-word in the science and technology industries. But the new thing is that now we are starting to see its commercial utilization, for eg. Nano-clothing etc. Some key concepts and questions will be explored in this paper which are: What does Nano refer to? How is Nanotechnology being used? Is it really a new concept? And, how can Nanotechnology help us today and in the future? We will look into the positive and negative effects of Nanotechnology on the Environment and on the human beings. Overall this paper shows that Nanotechnology offers significant opportunities for improving the environment. Nevertheless, in order to achieve sustainable and safe development, further research on the potential risks is required. I will also try to come up with a probable solution to the dark side of Nanotechnology which is in the form of GREEN NANOTECHNOLOGY. If nature, working at the nanoscale, can accomplish a sustainable world, then surely humans can accomplish sustainability through this new scientific approach i.e. nanotechnology. This paper will also throw a light on the legal scenario of the Nanotechnology. International and the Indian laws will be mentioned in the required arena. Nanotechnology creates new environmental, health and safety challenges that need to be managed with regulatory frameworks. Since nanotech is still in its infancy it is difficult to come up with a comprehensive law in this regard without hampering the growth of nanotech research. At the same time research and application without laws in place may unleash a technological demon. Therefore it is necessary to bring in a central legislation which would serve the purpose of regulation as well as promotion of nanotechnology. © Research India Publications. Source

Banavar A.,National Law School of India University
Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology | Year: 2010

On 30th October 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held en banc that a computer related invention is patentable if "(1) it is tied to a particular machine or apparatus, or (2) it transforms a particular article into a different state or thing". The 'useful, concrete and tangible result' test laid down by the same Court in State Street2 was effectively overruled. On June 1st 2009, the Supreme Court of the United States of America has granted a petition for a writ of certiorari against the decision in Bilski. Bilski is regressive in many senses, but is also consistent with precedent. The aim of this paper is to study the evolution of the law in relation to software patents over the years in the USA and compare this with the present Indian position. This paper aims to outline the position of law in the United States as it stands now. It also advances arguments as to what the United States Supreme Court should hold in the Bilski case, now that it has granted an order of certiorari. It then looks at the position of Indian law before concluding on how the Courts can interpret the present law and whether any change in the law is needed to that effect. In India, the statute excludes from patentable subject matter - "computer programs per se or algorithms". There is no Indian case law in relation to the interpretation of this clause. Clearly, how this is interpreted would make a considerable difference to the patentability of software in the Indian scenario. The paper is limited in scope to legal arguments and does not look at policy questions, as to whether software should be granted patent protection or not. Source

Krishnakumar T.,National Law School of India University | Krishnakumar T.,Bangalore University
Computer Law and Security Review | Year: 2015

The emergence of Internet and digital technologies has resulted in the creation of new spaces, formats and media for human interaction and transaction. The resulting paradigm shift presents new challenges for freedom of speech frameworks which were originally framed to apply to offline phenomena. It is against this backdrop of new forms of verbal and non-verbal communication online (such as 'liking' and content sharing) that this note analyses the evolution in understanding of 'symbolic speech' within the frameworks of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 19(1)(a) of the Indian Constitution. It is concluded that while First Amendment jurisprudence is robust and well-developed with regard to most forms of online expression, Indian courts are yet to even expressly extend the freedom of speech to the online domain. Yet, there is material to suggest that Indian courts have the necessary jurisprudential foundations to decide Internet expression-related cases as and when they are confronted with them in the coming years. © 2015 Tarun Krishnakumar. Source

Sutaria A.,National Law School of India University
Journal of Risk Research | Year: 2014

Few legislative provisions have created as much controversy as Section 17 of the (Indian) Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010. This provision effectually creates supplier liability by providing a right of recourse for the operator of nuclear establishment. The paper explores the contours of this heated debate. The answer as to why India, in its Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010, has moved away from the standard international template of legal channelling of liability lies in the historical rationale for exclusive operator liability and the context in which Indias liability law was drafted. The verdict in Bhopal Gas Tragedy case and the shabby manner of dealing with the disaster necessitated a victim-centric approach. While it is necessary to balance the double insurance economic argument against tortious liability principles, the cap provisions and lack of incentives in the overall legal framework for supplier to take preventive actions tilts the balance in latters favour. The Act, however, is intended not only to respond to past events but also to govern future situations of nuclear incidents. Thus, a holistic and thorough discussion of related provisions of the Act assumes paramount significance. The enforcement of this legislation was subsequently followed by promulgation of Rules which have, in turn, further complicated the issue. In this paper, the author starts by outlining the basic principles underlining the international civil nuclear liability framework, with specific focus on channelling of liability and right of recourse, vis-a-vis the supplier. Having explained the broader international framework, the author then analyses the 2010 Indian Act and subsequent 2011 Rules, explaining the complications created through the same. Moreover, the author also delves into exploring how the Indian legislative framework will operate in practice. The author concludes that the Indian enactments have not been given a thorough consideration. The task shall be upon both, the Legislature and the Judiciary, to clarify this area of law that has significant implications on the industry as well as on the common public. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis. Source

Marie-Vivien D.,CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development | Marie-Vivien D.,National Law School of India University | Garcia C.A.,CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development | Garcia C.A.,French Institute of Pondicherry | And 3 more authors.
Development Policy Review | Year: 2014

The district of Kodagu, also called Coorg, in the Western Ghats of India produces 2% of the world's coffee, the expansion and intensification of which have reduced the forest cover by more than 30% in 20 years. Innovative actions are therefore urgently required to link economic development and biodiversity conservation, and stakeholders are exploring three strategies to add value to coffee from Coorg and prevent further biodiversity erosion: registration of trademarks; geographical indications; and environmental certification, via eco-labels. This article analyses their respective strengths and weaknesses and discusses the synergies between them © The Authors 2014. Source

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