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Why Geospatial Bill is draconian and how it will hurt startups
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 02, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Last week, the Indian government rejected Google’s plans to map Indian cities, tourist spots and mountain ranges, using the 360-degree panoramic Google Street View feature.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why India snubbed Facebook's free Internet offer
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 27, 2016 last modified Feb 27, 2016 07:49 AM — filed under: , , ,
The social media giant wanted to give the people of India free access to a chunk of the Internet, but the people weren't interested.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why Indians are turning down Facebook's free internet
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Imagine a billion of the world’s poorest gaining overnight access to health information, education, and professional help — for free. Add to this one rich man who wants to make that dream a reality.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why the Internet is Making India Furious
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 28, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in Bangalore is a kind of hacker club for wonks and lawyers obsessed with issues of digital rights and global development. Not exactly the mainstream kids’ lunch table. But the Center was brought into sudden relief this week, thanks to … Mark Zuckerberg.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why this blocking di?
by Prasad Krishna published May 28, 2012 — filed under: , ,
In a bid to curb piracy, film producers are now approaching courts to block websites that host pirated content. But the court orders are so vaguely worded that users lose access to even legitimate content. R Krishna reports.
Located in News & Media
Why was the Gwalior court in such a hurry to block IIPM URLs?
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 19, 2013 — filed under: , ,
Is it really that easy to get courts to block online content as it appears from the latest case of the blocking of 73 URLs related to IIPM? Legally speaking, yes.
Located in News & Media
Will India win net neutrality battle?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 11, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
There is more than what meets the eye in Facebook’s ‘noble mission’ of providing internet for all.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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
Women Arrested in Mumbai for Complaining on Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 21, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
For over 30 hours following the death of the Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray on Saturday, stores throughout Mumbai closed their shutters and taxis and autorickshaws stayed off the streets.
Located in News & Media
Workshop on Media Law & Policy Curriculum Development
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 14, 2014 last modified Feb 17, 2014 10:25 AM — filed under: ,
Centre for Communication Governance, National Law University, Delhi and University of Oxford in support with the International Higher Education-Knowledge Economy Partnerships Programme of the British Council is organizing this workshop on February 16 at National Law University in Delhi.
Located in News & Media