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Blog Entry Intermediary Liability in India: Chilling Effects on Free Expression on the Internet 2011
by Rishabh Dara published Apr 10, 2012 last modified Apr 21, 2012 06:05 PM — filed under: , , ,
Intermediaries are widely recognised as essential cogs in the wheel of exercising the right to freedom of expression on the Internet. Most major jurisdictions around the world have introduced legislations for limiting intermediary liability in order to ensure that this wheel does not stop spinning. With the 2008 amendment of the Information Technology Act 2000, India joined the bandwagon and established a ‘notice and takedown’ regime for limiting intermediary liability.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry An Evidence based Intermediary Liability Policy Framework: Workshop at IGF
by Jyoti Panday published Jun 30, 2014 last modified Jul 04, 2014 06:41 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
CIS is organising a workshop at the Internet Governance Forum 2014. The workshop will be an opportunity to present and discuss ongoing research on the changing definition of intermediaries and their responsibilities across jurisdictions and technologies and contribute to a comprehensible framework for liability that is consistent with the capacity of the intermediary and with international human-rights standards.
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Blog Entry On the legality and constitutionality of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021
by Torsha Sarkar, Gurshabad Grover, Raghav Ahooja, Pallavi Bedi and Divyank Katira published Jun 21, 2021 last modified Jun 21, 2021 11:52 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This note examines the legality and constitutionality of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The analysis is consistent with previous work carried out by CIS on issues of intermediary liability and freedom of expression.
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Blog Entry Intermediary Liability Resources
by Elonnai Hickok published Mar 31, 2014 last modified Jul 03, 2014 06:45 AM — filed under: , , ,
We bring you a list of intermediary resources as part of research on internet governance. This blog post will be updated on an ongoing basis.
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Blog Entry European Court of Justice rules Internet Search Engine Operator responsible for Processing Personal Data Published by Third Parties
by Jyoti Panday published May 14, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that an "an internet search engine operator is responsible for the processing that it carries out of personal data which appear on web pages published by third parties.” The decision adds to the conundrum of maintaining a balance between freedom of expression, protecting personal data and intermediary liability.
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Blog Entry Centre for Internet and Society joins the Dynamic Coalition for Platform Responsibility
by Jyoti Panday published Sep 23, 2014 last modified Oct 07, 2014 10:54 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has joined the multistakeholder cooperative engagement amidst stakeholders towards creating Due Diligence Recommendations for online platforms and Model Contractual Provisions to be enshrined in ToS. This blog provides a brief background of the role of dynamic coalitions within the IGF structure, establishes the need for the coalition and provides an update on the action plan and next steps for interested stakeholders.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
MPs oppose curbs on internet; Sibal promises discussions
by Prasad Krishna published May 24, 2012 — filed under: , ,
With MPs raising concerns over open-ended interpretations of restrictive terms in the rules seeking to regulate social media and internet, the government promised to evolve a consensus on points of contention.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Donald Trump is attacking the social media giants; here’s what India should do differently
by Anna Liz Thomas and Gurshabad Grover published Jun 25, 2020 last modified Jun 25, 2020 09:07 AM — filed under: , ,
For a robust and rights-respecting public sphere, India needs to ensure that large social media platforms receive adequate protections, and are made more responsible to its users.
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Blog Entry Analyzing the Latest List of Blocked Sites (Communalism and Rioting Edition) Part II
by Snehashish Ghosh published Sep 25, 2012 last modified Sep 27, 2012 10:42 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Snehashish Ghosh does a further analysis of the leaked list of the websites blocked by the Indian Government from August 18, 2012 till August 21, 2012 (“leaked list”).
Located in Internet Governance
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.
Located in Internet Governance