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You can still get into trouble for online posts: Digital law experts
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 30, 2015 last modified Apr 02, 2015 01:44 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The internet in India is freer now, but individuals could still to get into trouble for online posts, say digital media and law experts. Hailing the Supreme Court judgment on Tuesday as a landmark verdict for free speech in India, experts who have closely read the judgment say there is much to be careful about too.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India High Court: No Takedown Requests On Social Sites Without Court, Gov't Order
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 25, 2015 last modified Apr 03, 2015 06:18 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Indian police will no longer be able to threaten Internet users and online intermediaries with jail merely on the basis of a complaint that they have posted “offensive” posts online.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India tops list of content restrictions requests, says Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 17, 2015 last modified Apr 03, 2015 05:01 PM — filed under: , ,
India has again topped the list of content restriction requests in the second half of 2014 with over 5,800 requests recorded in Facebook's Government Requests Report released on Sunday.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 26, 2015 last modified Apr 17, 2015 01:44 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Much confusion has resulted from the Section 66A verdict. Some people are convinced that online speech is now without any reasonable restrictions under Article 19 (2) of the Constitution. This is completely false.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Don’t SLAPP free speech
by Sunil Abraham published Feb 28, 2013 — filed under: , ,
IIPM is proving adept at the tactical use of lawsuits to stifle criticism, despite safeguards. THE DEPARTMENT of Telecommunications, on 14 February, issued orders to block certain web pages critical of the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM).
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
सावधान आपके प्रोफ़ाइल पर है पुलिस की नज़र!
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 18, 2013 last modified Jul 31, 2013 04:10 AM — filed under: , ,
जन लोकपाल, दिल्ली रेप केस और बाबा रामदेव के आंदोलनों में उमड़ी भीड़ से घबराई सरकारी एजेंसियां अब सोशल मीडिया पर कड़ी नज़र रखने के लिए मैदान में उतरी हैं.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Super Cassettes v. MySpace (Redux)
by Anubha Sinha published Jan 16, 2017 last modified Jan 18, 2017 02:31 PM — filed under: , , ,
The latest judgment in the matter of Super Cassettes v. MySpace is a landmark and progressive ruling, which strengthens the safe harbor immunity enjoyed by Internet intermediaries in India. It interprets the provisions of the IT Act, 2000 and the Copyright Act, 1957 to restore safe harbor immunity to intermediaries even in the case of copyright claims. It also relieves MySpace from pre-screening user-uploaded content, endeavouring to strike a balance between free speech and censorship. CIS was one of the intervenors in the case, and has been duly acknowledged in the judgment.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Save Your Voice — A movement against Web censorship
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 13, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
‘Save Your Voice (SYV)’ is a movement against Web censorship and its main demand is the repealing of the Information Technology Act, said SYV founders, Aseem Trividi, a cartoonist, and Alok Dixit, a journalist, on Monday.
Located in News & Media
The War for India's Internet
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 14, 2012 — filed under: ,
Why is the world's biggest democracy cracking down on Facebook and Google? Rebecca Mackinnon's article was published in Foreign Policy on June 6, 2012.
Located in News & Media