Gautam Bhatia
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Gautam Bhatia

Lawyer


Achtung! Patents Ahead

Wikileaks’ revelations of the TPP’s intellectual property chapter highlight a particularly insidious attempt by the United States to undermine India’s patent regime, thus undermining its efforts to keep medicines affordable

Outlook / October 2014

Copy This

Students have been photocopying expensive text-books all these years, and the publishing industry has thrived and prospered. Should not the Copyright Act have a liberal exception for educational books?

Outlook / September 2014

Goondagiri Of The Goonda Act

Karnataka government now is equipped to arrest you even before you commit an offence under the IT Act—even if it thinks you are planning to send a 'lascivious' photo to a WhatsApp group, or forwarding a copyrighted song...

Outlook / August 2014

The Assange Exception

June 19 marks two years that the founder of Wikileaks has spent as a political refugee within the confines of the Ecuadorean embassy in London. A time to consider our own engagement with the surveillance state.

Outlook / June 2014

Forget Kejriwal

It's not about AAP but about a law that allows a man to be put in prison because he called a politician “corrupt”. The debate about India’s criminal defamation laws is long overdue.

Outlook / May 2014

Public Stories, Private Censorship

Free speech liberals should accept Navyana’s legal right to not publish Joe D’Cruz’s book, but nonetheless condemn its actions with the same vigour as they protested Penguin's decision regarding Doniger's book

Outlook / April 2014

No Flats To Let For Muslims?

It is common practice to deny a house, otherwise generally available on rent, to a person because of their religion. Time to recall the lost radicalism of Article 15(2)

Outlook / March 2014

Untold Stories

If there was ever a time for the judiciary to redeem itself and to end the ambiguity about free speech, the time is now, when press freedoms stand at a critical crossroads.

Outlook / February 2014

Watching Big Brother Watching You...

As disturbing details about Netra become public, there are valuable lessons for India in the ongoing American debate over bulk telephone surveillance which has left two American courts to give opposing verdicts

Outlook / January 2014

The Unbearable Wrongness of Koushal vs Naz

Today's Supreme Court judgment that reverses the Delhi High Court judgment of 2009 is both constitutionally preposterous and morally egregious.

Outlook Magazine / December 2013

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