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Blog Entry Shreya Singhal and 66A
by Sunil Abraham published Apr 11, 2015 last modified Apr 19, 2015 08:09 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Most software code has dependencies. Simple and reproducible methods exist for mapping and understanding the impact of these dependencies. Legal code also has dependencies --across court orders and within a single court order. And since court orders are not produced using a structured mark-up language, experts are required to understand the precedential value of a court order.
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Blog Entry FOEX Live
by Geetha Hariharan published Jul 07, 2014 last modified Jul 07, 2014 12:36 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Selections of news on online freedom of expression and digital technology from across India (and some parts of the world)
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Blog Entry Free Speech and Civil Defamation
by Gautam Bhatia published Jun 25, 2014 last modified Jul 08, 2014 08:31 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Does defamation become a tool in powerful hands to suppress criticism? Gautam Bhatia examines the strict and unrealistic demands of defamation law, and concludes that defamation suits are a weapon to silence dissent and bad press.
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Blog Entry Free Speech Policy in India: Community, Custom, Censorship, and the Future of Internet Regulation
by Bhairav Acharya published Jul 13, 2015 last modified Aug 23, 2015 10:12 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This note summarises my panel contribution to the conference on Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age at New Delhi on 21 April 2015, which was organised by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in collaboration with the Internet Policy Observatory of the Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
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Blog Entry Facebook and its Aversion to Anonymous and Pseudonymous Speech
by Jessamine Mathew published Jul 04, 2014 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Jessamine Mathew explores Facebook's "real name" policy and its implications for the right to free speech.
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Blog Entry Free Speech and Source Protection for Journalists
by Gautam Bhatia published Jun 19, 2014 last modified Jun 19, 2014 08:10 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Gautam Bhatia explores journalistic source protection from the perspective of the right to freedom of speech & expression. In this post, he articulates clearly the centrality of source protection to press freedoms, and surveys the differing legal standards in the US, Europe and India.
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Pastebin, Dailymotion, Github blocked after DoT order: Report
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 03, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2015 04:17 AM — filed under: , , ,
A number of Indian users are reporting they're not able to access websites such as Pastebin, DailyMotion and Github while accessing the internet through providers such as BSNL and Vodafone.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry No more 66A!
by Geetha Hariharan published Mar 24, 2015 last modified Mar 26, 2015 02:01 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has struck down Section 66A. Today was a great day for freedom of speech on the Internet! When Section 66A was in operation, if you made a statement that led to offence, you could be prosecuted. We are an offence-friendly nation, judging by media reports in the last year. It was a year of book-bans, website blocking and takedown requests. Facebook’s Transparency Report showed that next to the US, India made the most requests for information about user accounts. A complaint under Section 66A would be a ground for such requests.
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‘A safe Internet and a free Internet can co-exist’
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 25, 2015 last modified Mar 25, 2015 03:58 PM — filed under: , , ,
Striking down of 66A kicked off celebrations in the IT capital.
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Indian Supreme Court Overturns Law Barring ‘Offensive Messages’ Online
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 25, 2015 last modified Mar 25, 2015 04:18 PM — filed under: , , ,
India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down legislation barring “offensive messages” online, saying it violated constitutional guarantees of free expression.
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