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Internet governance, freedom of expression, and privacy-related resources: cases, statutes, etc.

John Doe order in Creative Commercials Media & Entertainment Limited v.BSNL (movie Dhammu) by Jai Anand — last modified May 26, 2012 08:30 AM
This is the case filed by Creative Commercials Media & Entertainment Ltd, producers of movie 'dhammu' against BSNL and other ISP's restraining them from infringing their copyrights and the Court granted an interim injunction called 'john doe' order.
John Doe order in Reliance Big Entertainment v. Multivision Network and Ors. (movie Singham) by Prasad Krishna — last modified May 26, 2012 10:03 AM
This is the case filed by Reliance Big Entertainment, producer of movie 'Boduguard' against Jyoti Cable Network and other unknown network operators restraining them from infringing their copyrights and the Court granted an interim injunction called 'john doe' order under Order 39 Rule 1 and Rule 3 of CPC, 1908.
John Doe order in Viacom 18 Motion Pictures v. Jyoti Cable Network and Ors. (movie Loot) by Jai Anand — last modified May 26, 2012 09:48 AM
This is the case filed by Viacom 18, producer of movie 'Loot' against Jyoti Cable Network and other unkwon cable operators restraining them from infringing their copyrights and the Court granted an interim injunction called 'john doe' order under Order 39 Rule 1 and Rule 3 of CPC, 1908.
John Doe order in Reliance Big Entertainment v. Multivision Network and Ors. (movie Bodyguard) by Jai Anand — last modified May 26, 2012 10:34 AM
This is the case filed by Reliance Big Entertainment, producer of movie 'Boduguard' against Jyoti Cable Network and other unkown network operators restraining them from infringing their copyrights and the Court granted an interim injunction called 'john doe' order under Order 39 Rule 1 and Rule 3 of CPC, 1908.
John Doe order in Viacom 18 Motion Pictures v. Jyoti Cable Network and Ors. (movie Speedy Singh) by Jai Anand — last modified May 26, 2012 10:58 AM
This is the case filed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, producer of movie 'Speedy Singh' against Jyoti Cable Network and other unkown cable operators restraining them from infringing their copyrights and the Court granted an interim injunction called 'john doe' order under Order 39 Rule 1 and Rule 3 of CPC, 1908.
John Doe order in Reliance Big Entertainment v. Multivision Network and Ors. (movie Don 2) by Jai Anand — last modified May 26, 2012 11:18 AM
This is the case filed by Reliance Big Entertainment, producer of movie 'Don 2' against Multivision Network and other unknown network operators restraining them from infringing their copyrights and the Court granted an interim injunction called 'john doe' order under Order 39 Rule 1 and Rule 3 of CPC, 1908.
John Doe order in Viacom 18 Motion Pictures v. Jyoti Cable Network and Ors. (movie Players) by Jai Anand — last modified May 26, 2012 11:32 AM
This is the case filed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, producer of movie 'Players' against Jyoti Cable Network and other unknown cable operators restraining them from infringing their copyrights and the Court granted an interim injunction called 'john doe' order under Order 39 Rule 1 and Rule 3 of CPC, 1908.
John Doe order in Viacom 18 Motion Pictures v. Jyoti Cable Network and Ors. (movie Bitoo Boss) by Jai Anand — last modified May 26, 2012 11:55 AM
This is the case filed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, producer of movie 'Bitoo Boss' against Jyoti Cable Network and other unknown cable operators restraining them from infringing their copyrights and the Court granted an interim injunction called 'john doe' order under Order 39 Rule 1 and Rule 3 of CPC, 1908.
John Doe order in R.K. Productions Pvt. Ltd. V.BSNL,MTNL, Bharti and Ors. (movie 3) by Jai Anand — last modified May 26, 2012 01:43 PM
This is the 'John Doe' order obtained by R.K. Productions Pvt. Ltd. , the producers of movie '3' against 14 ISPs and other unknown entitties restraining them from infringing their copyrights of the movie.
John Doe order in UTV Software Communications Limited vs. Home Cable Network Ltd. and Ors. (movie 7 Khoon Maaf) by Prasad Krishna — last modified May 26, 2012 08:09 PM
This is the case filed by UTV Software Communication against Home cable Network and other uknown network operators. restraining them from infringing the copyrights under Section 14(1) and Section 16 of the Copyright Act, 1957 for its movie '7 Khoon maaf' and 'Thank You' and the Court granted an interim injunction called 'john doe' order under Order 39 Rule 1 and Rule 3 of CPC, 1908.
Janhit Manch & Ors. v. The Union of India by Prasad Krishna — last modified Jan 18, 2012 11:57 AM
The petition sought a blanket ban on pornographic websites. The NGO had argued that websites displaying sexually explicit content had an adverse influence, leading youth on a delinquent path.
Karthikeyan R v Union of India by Prasad Krishna — last modified Jan 18, 2012 11:51 AM
The court refused to direct the government to take proactive steps to curb access to Internet pornography stating that such matters require case-by-case analysis to be constitutionally valid under Article 19(1)(a) (Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression).
Section 79 of the Information Technology Act by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Nov 19, 2012 02:55 PM
Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Jan 26, 2012 05:33 PM
The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011, as notified on April 11, 2011. All errors are in the original notification.
Section 200 Complaint in Vinay Rai v. Facebook India and Ors. by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Feb 20, 2012 04:22 PM
This is the complaint filed by Vinay Rai against Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, "Exboii" (sic), Shyni Blog, Topix, and others, under sections 200 and 156(3) of the Cr.P.C., read with sections 153A, 153B, 292, 293, 295A, 298, 109, 500, and 120B of the Indian Penal Code.
Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi v. Facebook and Ors (Order dated December 20, 2011) by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Feb 20, 2012 06:02 PM
This is the order passed on December 20, 2011 by Addl. Civil Judge Mukesh Kumar of the Rohini Courts, New Delhi. All errors of spelling, syntax, logic, and law are present in the original.
Vinay Rai v. Facebook India and Ors. | Summons Order by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Mar 15, 2012 07:53 AM
This is Judge Sudesh Kumar's summons order (dated December 23, 2011) by which he notes there is enough prima facie evidence to proceed with trial against the intermediaries named and their senior officials. In the order he notes that, "It seems that instead of regulating the undesirable and offensive content they have promoted the same for increasing the profits and promoting their business. They have closed their eyes and promoted obscene derogatory defamatory and inflammatory material continuously on their network. It appears from a bare perusal of the documents that prima facie the accused in connivance with each other and other unknown persons are selling, publicly exhibiting and have put into circulation obscene, lascivious content which also appeals to the prurient interests and tends to deprave and corrupt the persons who are likely to read, see or hear the same."
Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Apr 08, 2012 10:53 PM
Section 295A. Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.
Internet Censorship Officials' Contact Details by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Apr 17, 2012 10:00 AM
Contact details of officials from the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
Comparative Analysis of Comments Submitted on Draft IT Rules by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Apr 23, 2012 05:47 AM
An RTI was filed asking the DIT to provide all the feedback received on its call for comments on the Draft Information Technology Rules. The feedback on the Due Diligence Rules / Intermediary Guidelines Rules have been compiled in this comparative table.
John Doe order in Viacom 18 Motion Pictures v. Jyoti Cable Network and Ors. (movie Department) by Jai Anand — last modified Feb 19, 2013 11:20 AM
This is the case filed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, producer of movie 'Department' against Jyoti Cable Network and other unknown cable operators restraining them from infringing their copyrights and the Court granted an interim injunction called 'john doe' order under Order 39 Rule 1 and Rule 3 of CPC, 1908.
John Doe order in Viacom 18 Motion Pictures v. Jyoti Cable Network and Ors.(movie Bloody Money) by Jai Anand — last modified May 26, 2012 09:00 PM
This is the case filed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, producer of movie 'Blood Money' against Jyoti Cable Network and other unknown cable operators restraining them from infringing their copyrights and the Court granted an interim injunction called 'john doe' order under Order 39 Rule 1 and Rule 3 of CPC, 1908.
Citizen Engagement Framework for e-Governance Projects and Framework and Guidelines for Use of Social Media by Government Agencies by Prasad Krishna — last modified Sep 10, 2012 02:40 PM
Notification dated August 17, 2012 by Department of Electronics & Information Technology.
Communications from DeitY regarding blocking of Traffic emanating from IP addresses from States assessed to be sensitive in the current prevailing situation by Prasad Krishna — last modified Sep 11, 2012 02:27 PM
Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking for Access of Information by Public) Rules, 2009 by Smitha Krishna Prasad — last modified Nov 21, 2012 09:32 AM
G.S.R.781 (E).-- In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (z) of sub-section (2) of section 87, read with sub-section (2) of section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000, (21 of 2000), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:
Section 66A of the Information Technology Act by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Nov 25, 2012 01:34 PM
List of Chairman and Members of CRAC by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Dec 02, 2012 06:22 AM
Notification on the constitution of the "Cyber Regulation Advisory Committee"
Section 66F of the Information Technology Act, 2000 by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Dec 02, 2012 09:39 AM
Section 66F: Punishment for cyber terrorism.
Transcript of the Opening Ceremony, WCIT-2012 by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Dec 03, 2012 01:57 PM
Rough live-transcript of the Opening Ceremony of the World Conference on International Telecommunications, 2012 (WCIT-12) held on December 3, 2012.
Transcript of the Plenary 1, WCIT-12 by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Dec 03, 2012 01:58 PM
Rough live-transcript of the first plenary session of the World Conference on International Telecommunications, 2012 (WCIT-12) held on December 3, 2012.
Response to RTI on Decisions of the Cyber Regulation Advisory Committee by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Jan 09, 2013 03:26 PM
The Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology responded to a right to information (RTI) application filed by Saket Bisani on behalf of the Centre for Internet & Society on July 13, 2012 through notification No. 14(110)/2012-ESD, dated October 3, 2010.
RTI on Complaints under Section 79 of IT Act by Prasad Krishna — last modified Jun 12, 2013 09:50 AM
The Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, gave its reply to an RTI application filed by Saket Bisani. We are reproducing the text below:
Reply to RTI Application on Blocking of website and Rule 419A of Indian Telegraph Rules, 1951 by Prasad Krishna — last modified Mar 21, 2013 07:58 AM
The Department of Telecommunications sent its reply to an RTI application from the Centre for Internet and Society. The application was sent on December 27, 2012 with reference to blocking of websites and Rule 419A of the Indian Telegraph Rules, 1951.
Reply to RTI Application on the List of Nodal Officers Designated Under the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking for Access of Information by Public) Rules, 2009 by Prasad Krishna — last modified Mar 21, 2013 06:30 AM
The Centre for Internet and Society had sent an RTI to the Department of Electronics & Information Technology on December 4, 2012. The Department responded to the same through this notification on January 7, 2013. The letter sent and the notification received are reproduced below.
Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Interception, Monitoring and Decryption of Information) Rules, 2009 by Jadine Lannon — last modified Jul 06, 2013 01:51 AM
Rules under section 69(2) of the Information Technology Act, 2008 (after the 2008 amendment).
Information Technology (Procedure and safeguard for Monitoring and Collecting Traffic Data or Information) Rules, 2009 by Jadine Lannon — last modified Apr 25, 2013 04:49 AM
Draft Rules under section 69B of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 as notified by the Central Government.
Rule 419A of the Indian Telegraph Rules, 1951 by Jadine Lannon — last modified Nov 19, 2013 07:16 AM
The Central Government made the following rules to amend the Indian Telegraph Rules, 1951.
Section 43 of the Information Technology Act by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Jun 07, 2013 10:37 AM
Given below is the text of section 43 of the IT Act:
Computer Related Offences by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Jun 07, 2013 10:47 AM
If any person, dishonestly or fraudulently, does any act referred to in section 43, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to five lakh rupees or with both.
RTI on Officials and Agencies Authorized to Intercept Telephone Messages in India by Prasad Krishna — last modified Jul 15, 2013 05:23 AM
In an RTI mailed on April 17, 2013, the Centre for Internet and Society sought comprehensive information on the officials and agencies authorized to intercept telephone messages in India.
Tweets with "IGF" by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Oct 28, 2013 06:55 AM
Tweets with "IGF13" by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Oct 28, 2013 06:29 AM
Tweets with "IGF13".
Tweets with "IGF2013" by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Oct 28, 2013 06:37 AM
Tweets with "IGF2013".
Tweets with "BestBits" by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Oct 28, 2013 08:46 AM
Tweets with "BestBits".
Tweets with "Gender IT" by Prasad Krishna — last modified Oct 28, 2013 08:52 AM
Tweets with "Gender IT".
Government of India's Response to WGEC Questionnaire by Snehashish Ghosh — last modified Jan 22, 2014 04:55 PM
The Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation circulated a questionnaire to collect the views and positions of the stakeholders on the various aspects of enhanced cooperation. India's response to the questionnaire is documented below for archival purposes.