This is the updated version of my previous article titled national digital preservation policy of India. Digital contents issues in India have not received the attention of Indian government for long. The fields of digital contents creation and management as well as digital preservation in India have effectively remained untouched.
The DP initiatives are facing many road blocks that are preventing them from materialising in India. For instance, Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) are occasionally found on the crossroads of DP initiatives. The IPRs Issues in the digital era are also closely related to the requirements of DP in India.
There is no Regulatory Framework for Digital Preservation in India and it is managed by Administrative Side of Indian government, informs Praveen Dalal, managing partner of New Delhi based IP and ICT Law Firm Perry4Law and leading techno legal expert of India. Even the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act, 2000) is not sufficient to accommodate the issues of Digital Preservation, Digital Curation, etc and we need a dedicated Digital Preservation Legal Framework in India, suggests Dalal.
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