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Is India Ignoring its own Internet Protections?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2012 — filed under: , ,
India’s information technology law of 2008 limits the liability of Internet companies for material posted on their Web sites by users, including anything government regulators deem objectionable. The firms are supposed to be notified of offensive content — by users or the authorities — and then remove it when legally warranted.
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Blog Entry Is India’s website-blocking law constitutional? – I. Law & procedure
by Geetha Hariharan published Dec 11, 2014 last modified Dec 11, 2014 11:02 AM — filed under: , ,
Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, along with its corresponding Rules, set out the procedure for blocking of websites in India. Over two posts, Geetha Hariharan examines the constitutional validity of Section 69A and the Blocking Rules.
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Is the govt bid to regulate content on the Internet a good thing?
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Dec 08, 2011 07:12 AM — filed under: ,
The recent move by Union Minister Kapil Sibal to engage leading Internet platform providers like Google, Facebook, etc in regulating content has seen netizens react in different manners. The question of freedom of expression vis-a-vis objectionable content has come to the fore. Pranesh Prakash who deals with such issues on a regular basis at the Centre for Internet and Society was answering questions (more like comments) live on CNN-IBN's chat feature on December 7, 2011.
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Is the govt caught in the 'censorship' web?
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 04, 2012 last modified Sep 04, 2012 06:54 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
NDTV aired a one-hour debate on censorship in "We the People" episode hosted by Barkha Dutt on August 26, 2012. Pranesh Prakash participated in the discussions as a speaker.
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ISPs start blocking escort websites following govt order
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 02, 2016 last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:17 AM — filed under: , ,
DoT on Monday ordered blocking of 240 URLs; blocking of websites takes place under Section 69A of the IT Act, and Information Technology Rules.
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IT Leaders, Lawyers Welcome SC Ruling on 66A of the IT Act
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 last modified Mar 26, 2015 03:58 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The Supreme Court of India has delivered a landmark judgment in scrapping section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which prescribed 'punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.' and had been branded as grossly 'unconstitutional' by various lawyers and legal advisors.
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J&K social media ban: Use of 132-year-old Act can’t stand judicial scrutiny, say experts
by Prasad Krishna published May 04, 2017 last modified May 04, 2017 02:12 AM — filed under: , , ,
Jammu and Kashmir's social media ban: Legal experts are not convinced this is a viable order
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Janhit Manch & Ors. v. The Union of India
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 18, 2012 — filed under: , ,
The petition sought a blanket ban on pornographic websites. The NGO had argued that websites displaying sexually explicit content had an adverse influence, leading youth on a delinquent path.
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
Just Net Coalition Workshop on Equity and Social Justice in a Digital World
by Admin published Mar 27, 2019 last modified Apr 05, 2019 02:22 PM — filed under: ,
Anubha Sinha participated in a JNC workshop organized by Just Net Coalition Workshop on Equity and Social Justice in a Digital World and its partners in Bangkok from March 25 to 27, 2019.
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Kapil Sibal & Co shoot down motion to kill IT Rules: cite terrorism, drugs
by Prasad Krishna published May 24, 2012 last modified May 24, 2012 09:45 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011 (The Rules) continue to breathe after the statutory motion to annul them moved by member of parliament (MP) from Kerala P Rajeeve was defeated by voice vote in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.
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