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India 'jihadi' web blocking causes anger
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 03, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
A government block on more than 30 high-profile websites has caused anger across India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Govt cracks down on cyber jehad network, blocks access to 32 websites
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 03, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
The Modi government is starting the New Year with the resolve to wipe out terror and it has cracked down on websites that have been carrying anti-India views and spreading the propaganda of the Islamic State (IS).
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Netizens Rejoice Over SC Ruling to Keep the Net Free
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 25, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
The Supreme Court ruling to strike down Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act has been welcomed by the city’s netizens.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Supreme Court Strikes Down Section 66A Of IT Act
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 25, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
In a major boost to freedom of speech online in India, the Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, reading down a draconian law that was poorly conceived, tragically worded and caused ordinary citizens to be jailed for so much as a comment on Facebook that annoyed just about anyone.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India’s Supreme Court strikes down law that led to arrests over Facebook posts
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
Judge rules that section of the information technology law was unconstitutional, had wrongly swept up innocent people and had a ‘chilling’ effect on free speech.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Historic day for freedom of speech and expression in India
by Vidushi Marda published Mar 26, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
In a petition that finds its origin in a simple status message on Facebook, Shreya Singhal vs Union of India marks a historic reinforcement of the freedom of speech and expression in India.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
What the experts said on live chat
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
Three eminent panellists shared their views and answered questions from readers on the Supreme Court verdict striking down Section 66 A of the IT Act that allowed the arrest of people posting “offensive content” on the Internet, in a live chat hosted by The Hindu.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Indian Court Strikes Down Section of Law Punishing Offensive Posts
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a section of a law that allowed the authorities to jail people for offensive online posts, in a judgment that was regarded as a landmark ruling on free speech in India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
IT Leaders, Lawyers Welcome SC Ruling on 66A of the IT Act
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 last modified Mar 26, 2015 03:58 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The Supreme Court of India has delivered a landmark judgment in scrapping section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which prescribed 'punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.' and had been branded as grossly 'unconstitutional' by various lawyers and legal advisors.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India's section 66A scrapped: Win for free speech
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
India's Supreme Court court has struck down a law that made posting "offensive" comments on the internet a crime punishable by a jail term of up to three years. But, for the free speech campaigners, there is more work to do, writes technology writer Prasanto K Roy.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media