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Women arrested for Facebook post: Did cops act under Sena pressure?
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 19, 2012 last modified Nov 21, 2012 11:17 AM — filed under: , , , ,
After Bal Thackeray's death, during the Mumbai Bandh, a 21-year-old criticised the shutdown on her Facebook page — her friend approved of it — next thing they know, they are facing a case, and this morning they were arrested.
Located in News & Media
The flaw in cyber law
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 last modified Nov 30, 2012 09:06 AM — filed under: , ,
Legal experts and netizens want the controversial clause in the IT Act to be scrapped after two Mumbai girls were arrested for a post on Facebook.
Located in News & Media
List of Chairman and Members of CRAC
by Snehashish Ghosh published Dec 02, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Notification on the constitution of the "Cyber Regulation Advisory Committee"
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
Blog Entry Draft nonsense
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 24, 2012 last modified Dec 03, 2012 09:08 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Seriously flawed and dodgily drafted provisions in the IT Act provide the state a stick to beat its citizens with.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
The Last Word: Is there a need to review Information Technology Act?
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 21, 2012 last modified Nov 21, 2012 12:10 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Does the high-handed arrest of two young girls mean it's time to review and revise the IT Act?
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Facebook launches FB Newswire for journalists; loses part of its immunity under IT Act 2000
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 26, 2014 last modified May 06, 2014 05:41 AM — filed under: , ,
A bus accident in California, a fire in New Jersey and another in Vasant Kunj, NASA's successful test flight of its vertical take-off and landing craft, a ceremony to honour the sherpas who died during an avalanche at the Everest last week, and, Israel's suspension of talks with Palestinian authorities. These were some of the news that were disseminated on the first day of Facebook's newest social tool: a newswire to aid journalists and newsrooms.
Located in News & Media
SC seeks govt reply on PIL challenging powers of IT Act
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 31, 2014 last modified Sep 08, 2014 04:45 AM — filed under: ,
Section 66A of the IT Act punishes sending offensive messages through communication services, including posts on social media websites like Facebook.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Stats from 2014 reveal horror of scrapped section 66A of IT Act
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 20, 2015 last modified Sep 26, 2015 07:28 AM — filed under: , ,
An average of six netizens were arrested every day in 2014 for posting offensive content online under section 66A of the Information Technology Act, a draconian and much abused law no longer in use.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Govt likely to issue guidelines to clarify IT rules soon
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 20, 2012 — filed under: ,
Norms relate to the role of intermediaries such as telcos, Web service providers, others on hosting content online, writes Surabhi Agarwal.
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Blog Entry Analyzing the Latest List of Blocked Sites (Communalism and Rioting Edition) Part II
by Snehashish Ghosh published Sep 25, 2012 last modified Sep 27, 2012 10:42 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Snehashish Ghosh does a further analysis of the leaked list of the websites blocked by the Indian Government from August 18, 2012 till August 21, 2012 (“leaked list”).
Located in Internet Governance