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Blog Entry Breaking Down Section 66A of the IT Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 25, 2012 last modified Dec 14, 2012 09:51 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which prescribes 'punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.' is widely held by lawyers and legal academics to be unconstitutional. In this post Pranesh Prakash explores why that section is unconstitutional, how it came to be, the state of the law elsewhere, and how we can move forward.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Section 66-A, Information Technology Act, 2000: Cases
by Snehashish Ghosh published Dec 03, 2012 last modified Dec 06, 2012 09:20 AM — filed under: , ,
In this blog post Snehashish Ghosh summarizes the facts of a few cases where Section 66-A, Information Technology Act, 2000, has been mentioned or discussed.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
We the goondas
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 04, 2014 last modified Aug 04, 2014 03:06 PM — filed under: , , , ,
You can now be arrested in Karnataka even before you commit an offence under the IT Act. You could be in jail under the Goonda Act even if not guilty under the Indian Copyright Act. If govt thinks you are planning to send a 'lascivious' photo to a WhatsApp group, or forwarding a copyrighted song, you can be arrested.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry The Case of Whatsapp Group Admins
by Japreet Grewal published Nov 26, 2015 last modified Dec 08, 2015 10:25 AM — filed under: , ,
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Interception, Monitoring and Decryption of Information) Rules, 2009
by Jadine Lannon published Apr 24, 2013 last modified Jul 06, 2013 01:51 AM — filed under: ,
Rules under section 69(2) of the Information Technology Act, 2008 (after the 2008 amendment).
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
Information Technology (Procedure and safeguard for Monitoring and Collecting Traffic Data or Information) Rules, 2009
by Jadine Lannon published Apr 25, 2013 — filed under: ,
Draft Rules under section 69B of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 as notified by the Central Government.
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
Blog Entry At the end of the niche optical pirate
by Siddharth Chadha published Oct 29, 2009 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:44 AM — filed under: , , , ,
In this blog post, Siddharth Chaddha goes enquiring into the modus operandi of a video pirate / film lover / businessman in Bangalore's famed National Market.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Press Coverage of Online Censorship Row
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Dec 08, 2011 11:31 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
We are maintaining a rolling blog with press references to the row created by the proposal by the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology to pre-screen user-generated Internet content.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Debate on Section 66A rages on
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 10, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Last week, a reputed BPO in Chennai took down its Facebook page and introduced stricter moderation for posts on its bulletin board.
Located in News & Media
Encryption policy would have affected emails, operating systems, WiFi
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 25, 2015 — filed under: ,
Our email data would have to be stored. If we connect to a WiFi, that data would have to be stored, and that's plain ridiculous. There is a problem when the government tries to target citizens to ensure national security, said Pranesh Prakash, policy director at the Bangalore-based Centre for Internet and Society.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media