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India entering the Minority Report age?
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 10, 2011 — filed under: ,
Indian government efforts to block offensive material from the Internet have prompted a storm of online ridicule along with warnings of the risk to India's image as a bastion of free speech.
Google V/s Kapil Sibal
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 09, 2011 — filed under: ,
Mr Kapil Sibal was quoted by the Hindu* today as saying that "he had been left with no choice" because the internet companies "refused to delete incendiary hate-speech."
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India bid to censor Internet draws flak
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 09, 2011 last modified Dec 09, 2011 10:36 AM — filed under: ,
Indian government efforts to block offensive material from the Internet have prompted a storm of online ridicule along with warnings of the risk to India's image as a bastion of free speech.
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Los internautas indios se oponen a la censura a través de la Red
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 09, 2011 — filed under: ,
La idea del Gobierno indio de censurar los contenidos de internet ha chocado con el rechazo de la empresas del sector y de los internautas, que están usando las redes sociales para ridiculizar al ministro
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Social media sites refuse Indian censorship request
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Dec 08, 2011 08:26 AM — filed under: ,
The Indian government's proposal to crack down on offensive internet content has sparked anger among the population.
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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.
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Is the govt bid to regulate content on the Internet a good thing?
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Dec 08, 2011 07:12 AM — filed under: ,
The recent move by Union Minister Kapil Sibal to engage leading Internet platform providers like Google, Facebook, etc in regulating content has seen netizens react in different manners. The question of freedom of expression vis-a-vis objectionable content has come to the fore. Pranesh Prakash who deals with such issues on a regular basis at the Centre for Internet and Society was answering questions (more like comments) live on CNN-IBN's chat feature on December 7, 2011.
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‘Chilling’ Impact of India’s April Internet Rules
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Jan 27, 2012 04:32 AM — filed under: ,
Kapil Sibal’s demand that Internet companies self-censor users’ content is just the latest move by the Indian government to restrict information on Facebook and other social media Web sites. This article by Heather Simmons was published in the New York Times on December 7, 2011.
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Blog Entry Online Pre-Censorship is Harmful and Impractical
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 07, 2011 last modified Dec 12, 2011 05:00 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
The Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Mr. Kapil Sibal wants Internet intermediaries to pre-censor content uploaded by their users. Pranesh Prakash takes issue with this and explains why this is a problem, even if the government's heart is in the right place. Further, he points out that now is the time to take action on the draconian IT Rules which are before the Parliament.
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Kapil Sibal to sterilise Net but undercover sting shows 6 of 7 websites already trigger-happy to censor under ‘chilling’ IT Act
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 07, 2011 — filed under: ,
The Bangalore-based Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has carried out an undercover investigation into the "chilling effects" of new information technology laws on freedom of expression online, with six out of seven major websites removing innocent content online without proper investigation, creating a "private censorship regime".