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Blog Entry Sense and Censorship
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 31, 2012 last modified Jan 31, 2012 06:15 AM — filed under: , ,
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) bills, at the US House of Representatives and Senate, respectively, appear to enforce property rights, but are, in fact, trade bills. This article by Sunil Abraham was published in the Indian Express on 20 January 2012.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry US Clampdown Worse than the Great Firewall
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 26, 2011 last modified Jan 26, 2012 08:42 PM — filed under: , ,
If you thought China’s Internet censorship was evil, think again. American moves to clean up the Web could hurt global surfers, writes Sunil Abraham in this article published in Tehelka, Volume 8, Issue 50, 17 December 2011.
Located in Internet Governance
RTI on Complaints under Section 79 of IT Act
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2013 last modified Jun 12, 2013 09:50 AM — filed under: ,
The Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, gave its reply to an RTI application filed by Saket Bisani. We are reproducing the text below:
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
E-Consultation on Cyber Security, Justice, and Governance Begins!
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 04, 2014 last modified Dec 04, 2014 11:36 PM — filed under: ,
Sunil Abraham facilitated the e-consultation on "Internet access, the freedom of expression online, and development in the Global South" at the event organized by the Hague Institute for Global Justice.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Regulating Social Media: Unrealistic, Impossible, Necessary?
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 15, 2013 last modified Apr 30, 2013 04:50 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju calls for regulating social media, saying it will prevent offensive material coming into the public domain. But is it really necessary to regulate the social media? If yes, is it possible to do it?
Located in News & Media
Public Debate on 'Differential Pricing': Series 1
by Vidushi Marda published Jan 27, 2016 last modified Jan 27, 2016 01:51 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society, in association with ICRIER and the Department of Civics and Politics, University of Mumbai, is pleased to announce “A Series of Public Debates on Differential Pricing” in the cities of Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. The first public debate will be held at the Centre for Internet & Society office in Bangalore on February 1, 2016.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Blog Entry The Internet Has a New Standard for Censorship
by Jyoti Panday published Jan 30, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
The introduction of the new 451 HTTP Error Status Code for blocked websites is a big step forward in cataloguing online censorship, especially in a country like India where access to information is routinely restricted.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Facebook’s Fight to Be Free
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 31, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
In India, Mark Zuckerberg can’t give Internet access away.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India, Egypt say no thanks to free Internet from Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 03, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
ALWAR, India — Connecting people to the Internet is not easy in this impoverished farming district of wheat and millet fields, where working camels can be glimpsed along roads that curve through the low-slung Aravalli Hills.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
A Megacorp’s Basic Instinct
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 04, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Bolstered by academia and civil society, TRAI stands its ground against FB’s Free Basics publicity blitz.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media