Arul George Scaria is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Philosophy of Law (CPDR). He did his doctoral studies at the Ludwig Maximilians Universität (Munich, Germany) and the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation (Munich, Germany). He had his LL.M. (Intellectual Property Rights) from the NALSAR University of Law (Hyderabad, India) and LL.B. from the Mahatma Gandhi University (Kerala, India). He joined the BIOGOV unit of CPDR in January 2012. His primary areas of interest are law and economics of intellectual property rights, empirical legal studies, protection of biodiversity and traditional knowledge, copyright law, and competition law.
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‘A Scholarly Attempt to Identify Piracy’, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2010, Vol. 5(1), 65
‘Online Piracy of Indian Movies: Is the Film Industry Firing at the Wrong Target?’, Michigan State International Law Review, 2013, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 647-663.
‘Does India Need Digital Rights Management Provisions or Better Digital Management Strategies?’, Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, 2012, Vol. 17, 463.
'India Heading Towards a Major Copyright Overhaul', GRUR Int. 2010, 663
‘Creative Upstarts and Restrictions on Copyright Assignments: Some implications of the new amendments in Indian Copyright law’, IP for Creative Upstarts Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, November 9 to 10, 2012.
‘Enforcement Options for Creative Upstarts in an Inter-connected World: Some Insights from a Study on Online Piracy of Indian Movies’, IP for Creative Upstarts Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, November 9 to 10, 2012.
‘Towards a Contractually Created Commons in Traditional Knowledge and Genetic Resources for Scientific Research and Innovation in India: Scope and Challenges’ (with Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Professor, Center for Philosophy of Law, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium), First Thematic Conference on Knowledge Commons, International Association for the Study of the Commons, Louvain La Neuve, September 12 to 14, 2012.
‘Do We Really Need Moral Rights Protection? A Socio-legal Analysis Based on the Perceptions of Moral Rights Protection and a Recent Moral Rights Controversy in India’, Conference on Law and Society Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law and Policy, Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, November 4 to 5, 2011.
‘Why Care About Balance? Insights from an Empirical Legal Study on the Perceptions of Moral Rights Protection’, Word Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Fifth Advanced Research Forum on Intellectual Property Rights, WIPO, Geneva, May 23 to 25, 2011.
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