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Indian Porn Ban is Partially Lifted But Sites Remain Blocked
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 09:00 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Indian government made a quick about-face on its order to block hundreds of pornography websites on Tuesday, partially lifting the ban after political backlash against the moral policing.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India partially lifts Porn Ban?
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 07, 2015 last modified Sep 20, 2015 06:30 AM — filed under: , ,
India is said to have partially removed the porn ban. But many internet service providers have refused to restore access, due to a 'vague' government order.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Indian net service providers too play censorship tricks
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The study by a Canadian university has found that some major Indian ISPs have deployed web-censorship and filtering technology.
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Hate speech: ban or ignore?
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The Social Network discusses the hate speeches: whether they should be banned or ignored. Why does the state take action against some and not against some others. This on a day when Togadia and Owaisi were simultaneously trending on the social media.
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Blog Entry Freedom of Expression Gagged
by Chinmayi Arun published Feb 18, 2013 — filed under: ,
The use of law to bully people into silence, called ‘heckler’s veto’, is not unique to India, writes Chinmayi Arun in this op-ed published in Business Line on February 15, 2013.
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Cyber security, surveillance and the right to privacy: country perspectives
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 23, 2013 — filed under: ,
This blog post is fourth in a series of eight blog posts to report on the “Third South Asian Meeting on the Internet and Freedom of Expression” recently concluded in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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The Future of the Internet, Who Should Govern It and What is at Stake for You?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 28, 2014 last modified Feb 12, 2014 11:12 AM — filed under: , ,
Internet and Mobile Association of India, Cellular Operators Association of India, Internet Democracy project, Media for Change, SFLC and the Centre for Internet Society is organizing a Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on the future of internet on January 29, 2014 at Multipurpose Hall, India International Center (IIC).
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Blog Entry Internet Rights and Wrongs
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 22, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
With a rise in PIL's for unwarranted censorship, do we need to step back and inspect if it's about time unreasonable trends are checked?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Is India’s website-blocking law constitutional? – I. Law & procedure
by Geetha Hariharan published Dec 11, 2014 last modified Dec 11, 2014 11:02 AM — filed under: , ,
Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, along with its corresponding Rules, set out the procedure for blocking of websites in India. Over two posts, Geetha Hariharan examines the constitutional validity of Section 69A and the Blocking Rules.
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Blog Entry Overview of the Constitutional Challenges to the IT Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 15, 2014 last modified Dec 19, 2014 09:01 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
There are currently ten cases before the Supreme Court challenging various provisions of the Information Technology Act, the rules made under that, and other laws, that are being heard jointly. Advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan who's arguing Anoop M.K. v. Union of India has put together this chart that helps you track what's being challenged in each case.
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