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Vinay Rai v. Facebook India and Ors. | Summons Order
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 15, 2012 last modified Mar 15, 2012 07:53 AM — filed under: ,
This is Judge Sudesh Kumar's summons order (dated December 23, 2011) by which he notes there is enough prima facie evidence to proceed with trial against the intermediaries named and their senior officials. In the order he notes that, "It seems that instead of regulating the undesirable and offensive content they have promoted the same for increasing the profits and promoting their business. They have closed their eyes and promoted obscene derogatory defamatory and inflammatory material continuously on their network. It appears from a bare perusal of the documents that prima facie the accused in connivance with each other and other unknown persons are selling, publicly exhibiting and have put into circulation obscene, lascivious content which also appeals to the prurient interests and tends to deprave and corrupt the persons who are likely to read, see or hear the same."
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
Kashmir: Telecom firms struggle to block 22 banned social media sites
by Prasad Krishna published May 04, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
A BSNL official says engineers are still working on shutting down the 22 social media sites but so far had been unable to do so without freezing the Internet across Kashmir.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Digital native: Free speech? You must be joking!
by Nishant Shah published May 14, 2017 last modified Jun 08, 2017 01:16 AM — filed under: , ,
India’s digital landscape is dotted with vigilante voices that drown out people’s right to free speech.
Located in RAW
Blocking Twitter: How Internet Service Providers & telcos were caught between tweets and tall egos
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
Long derided as 'dumb pipes' to the Web, Internet service providers (ISPs) are discovering these days that insult is being increasingly followed up by injury.
Located in News & Media
Twitter handles: How and why govt erred and what it can do to be smarter & more effective
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2012 last modified Sep 07, 2012 09:22 AM — filed under: , ,
Here's a weekend reading recommendation for the mandarins who run the Government of India: it's a freely downloadable, a 145-page long document called "After the Riots". It is a report by the Riot Communities and Victims Panel, set up by the British prime minister to study reasons for the cause, spread and the damage wreaked by the riots that occurred in towns and cities in England in early August 2011.
Located in News & Media
Some ISPs block Wordpress domain across India
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
Latest reports confirm that Tata Photon has blocked access to the Wordpress.com domain across India, following a government order to block web pages containing offensive content.
Located in News & Media
India Blocks News Website Pages for 'Spreading Fear' over Assam Violence
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
Access to more than 300 internet web pages including some published by Telegraph, Times of India and Al-Jazeera blocked.
Located in News & Media
India faces Twitter backlash over Internet clampdown
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
The Indian government faced an angry backlash from Twitter users on Thursday after ordering Internet service providers to block about 20 accounts that officials said had spread scare-mongering material that threatened national security.
Located in News & Media
Indian mobiles go quiet amid SMS curbs
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 27, 2012 last modified Aug 27, 2012 07:15 AM — filed under: , , , ,
India’s 900m-plus mobile telephones have fallen unusually quiet since Saturday, when the government curbed text and multimedia messages for 15 days in an attempt to dispel panic among north-easterners fearing attacks from angry Muslims.
Located in News & Media
Details emerge on government blockade of websites
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 28, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
Facebook pages, Twitter handles among 300 unique web addresses blocked by ISPs.
Located in News & Media