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Blog Entry The Legal Validity of Internet Bans: Part II
by Geetha Hariharan and Padmini Baruah published Oct 08, 2015 — filed under: , , , , , ,
In recent months, there has been a spree of bans on access to Internet services in Indian states, for different reasons. The State governments have relied on Section 144, Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 to institute such bans. Despite a legal challenge, the Gujarat High Court found no infirmity in this exercise of power in a recent order. We argue that it is Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000, and the Website Blocking Rules, which set out the legal provision and procedure empowering the State to block access to the Internet (if at all it is necessary), and not Section 144, CrPC.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry DeitY says 143 URLs have been Blocked in 2015; Procedure for Blocking Content Remains Opaque and in Urgent Need of Transparency Measures
by Jyoti Panday published Apr 29, 2015 last modified Apr 30, 2015 07:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Across India on 30 December 2014, following an order issued by the Department of Telecom (DOT), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) blocked 32 websites including Vimeo, Dailymotion, GitHub and Pastebin.
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Blog Entry The Legal Validity of Internet Bans: Part I
by Geetha Hariharan and Padmini Baruah published Oct 08, 2015 last modified Oct 08, 2015 11:18 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
In recent months, there has been a spree of bans on access to Internet services in Indian states, for different reasons. The State governments have relied on Section 144, Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 to institute such bans. Despite a legal challenge, the Gujarat High Court found no infirmity in this exercise of power in a recent order. We argue that it is Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000, and the Website Blocking Rules, which set out the legal provision and procedure empowering the State to block access to the Internet (if at all it is necessary), and not Section 144, CrPC.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Governing Speech on the Internet: From the Free Marketplace Policy to a Controlled 'Public Sphere'
by Smarika Kumar published Aug 28, 2015 last modified Aug 28, 2015 05:57 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This post by Smarika Kumar is part of the 'Studying Internets in India' series. Smarika is a consultant with Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. She is interested in issues concerning law and technology. In this essay, Smarika explores how through the use of policy and regulation, the private marketplace of the internet is sought to be reined in and reconciled to the public sphere, which is mostly represented through legislations governing the internet.
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Blog Entry List of Blocked 'Escort Service' Websites
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 15, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Here is the full list of URLs that Indian ISPs were asked to block on Monday, June 13, 2016.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog