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Shamnad Basheer

Basheer is the founder of Spicy IP.

Copyright as exception
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Free competition and access to knowledge have been the default legal norm for many a nation.

Patents over patients
Mon, Mar 14, 2016

Government privileges the private over the public, preferring trade to health

Will Real IP Policy Stand up?
Wed, May 06, 2015

Government has been speaking in two tongues on intellectual property.

These rancid rankings
Tue, Feb 10, 2015

IP rankings are politically motivated and express a clear preference for ‘faith’ over ‘facts’

New drug era
Sat, Sep 27, 2014

Whittling away of innovator vs generic divide brings its own challenges.

Innovation that includes
Sat, Apr 26, 2014

The pharmaceutical industry needs to shed its archaic blockbuster model.

Patent with a purpose
Wed, Apr 03, 2013

Supreme Court's ruling should begin a debate on a more optimal patents regime

Publishers vs Students
Thu, Aug 30, 2012

A society where private commercial gain trumps the larger public interest in promoting educational access can never be a fair one

Set the bar higher
Thu, May 10, 2012

Turf wars over legal education have done little to improve its standards

A life saver
Thu, Mar 15, 2012

Compulsory licence can go a long way to ensure access to cheaper drugs

Changing our tune
Fri, Jan 21, 2011

The Copyright Act protects Indian composers at home,but not abroad.

Changing our tune
Sat, Jan 15, 2011

The Copyright Act protects Indian composers at home,but not abroad

Sold for a song
Sat, Jun 26, 2010

For too long,the film industry has forced lyricists,composers and writers to cede all copyright to their own work....

Raising the bar
Wed, Apr 28, 2010

A common entrance test for law schools is problematic....

Don’t burn the digital books
Thu, Feb 11, 2010

The creation of gigantic knowledge repositories has proved challenging since time immemorial. The fabled library of Alexandria sought...

‘3 Idiots’ and the morality of numbers
Thu, Jan 07, 2010

Bollywood’s latest “message laden” script is certainly big on numbers. Within the first week alone,it grossed 175 crores...

Saying no to the wrong drugs
Thu, Sep 24, 2009

The Drugs and Cosmetics Act (DCA) was recently amended to mandate significantly enhanced penalties for those trafficking in...