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Blog Entry Multiple Aspects Need to be Addressed as the Clamour Grows for Network Neutrality
by Sunil Abraham published Apr 16, 2015 — filed under: ,
In the global debate there are four violations of Network Neutrality that are considered particularly egregious.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Marco Civil da Internet: Brazil’s ‘Internet Constitution’
by Geetha Hariharan published Apr 03, 2014 last modified Jun 19, 2014 10:38 AM — filed under: , , , ,
On March 25, 2014, Brazil's lower house of parliament passed bill no. 2126/2011, popularly known as Marco Civil da Internet. The Marco Civil is a charter of Internet user-rights and service provider responsibilities, committed to freedom of speech and expression, privacy, and accessibility and openness of the Internet. In this post, the author looks at the pros and cons of the bill.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Access at the cost of Net neutrality?
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 09, 2015 — filed under: ,
In the Net neutrality debate, there is a conflict between two core values: ease of access and neutrality. The ease of access promised by applications like Free Basics compromises neutrality and may later morph into a method of predatory pricingIf programs that bring access to a part of the Internet in the immediate future were to entrench themselves, it could eventually lead to telecom companies abusing their dominant positionsIn the absence of a specific law mandating a neutral Internet, telecom companies enjoy a virtual carte blanche to discriminate between different applications. Though they have not yet exploited this autonomy fully, they are certainly moving towards that.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry CIS's Position on Net Neutrality
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 04, 2015 last modified Dec 09, 2015 01:06 PM — filed under: , , ,
As researchers committed to the principle of pluralism we rarely produce institutional positions. This is also because we tend to update our positions based on research outputs. But the lack of clarity around our position on network neutrality has led some stakeholders to believe that we are advocating for forbearance. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Please see below for the current articulation of our common institutional position.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Net Neutrality Advocates Rejoice As TRAI Bans Differential Pricing
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Feb 23, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
India would not see any more Free Basics advertisements on billboards with images of farmers and common people explaining how much they benefited from this Facebook project.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry ‘A Good Day for the Internet Everywhere': India Bans Differential Data Pricing
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Feb 25, 2016 — filed under: ,
India distinguished itself as a global leader on network neutrality on February 8, when regulators officially banned “differential pricing”, a process through which telecommunications service providers could or charge discriminatory tariffs for data services offered based on content.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
The Perils and Prospects of Bringing the Next Billion Online
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 09, 2015 last modified Aug 23, 2015 08:04 AM — filed under: ,
Sunil Abraham is the executive director of the Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore. In his PDF talk, he explains the fight for net neutrality in India and how many solutions fall under the category of walled garden.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Indians Plead for #NetNeutrality as Airtel Raises Data Charges
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Dec 30, 2014 last modified Feb 11, 2015 03:10 PM — filed under: ,
Located in Openness / Blog
From net neutrality to IBC & Aadhaar, how Vidhi is framing key government legislation
by Admin published Jan 04, 2018 — filed under: ,
It's not every day that a 30-something former Oxford academic disrupts the plans of the world's biggest disruptor.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
#NetNeutrality, Data Protection Laws among topics at ITechLaw Conference
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2016 — filed under: ,
The who’s-who of the technology law sector convened at the ITechLaw India International Conference held from January 27-29 in Bangalore.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media