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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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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
Blog Entry Overview of the Constitutional Challenges to the IT Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 15, 2014 last modified Dec 19, 2014 09:01 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
There are currently ten cases before the Supreme Court challenging various provisions of the Information Technology Act, the rules made under that, and other laws, that are being heard jointly. Advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan who's arguing Anoop M.K. v. Union of India has put together this chart that helps you track what's being challenged in each case.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Panel Discussion on Internet Intermediaries, Law and Innovation
by Jyoti Panday published Jun 14, 2015 — filed under: ,
CII, Google and Centre For Communications Governance, NLU Delhi hosted a panel discussion on June 2 in New Delhi. Jyoti Panday attended.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Press Coverage of Online Censorship Row
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Dec 08, 2011 11:31 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
We are maintaining a rolling blog with press references to the row created by the proposal by the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology to pre-screen user-generated Internet content.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Primer on the New IT Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 29, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:41 AM — filed under: , , , ,
With this draft information bulletin, we briefly discuss some of the problems with the Information Technology Act, and invite your comments.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Problems Remain with Standing Committee's Report on Copyright Amendments
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 16, 2010 last modified Sep 06, 2011 07:50 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Rajya Sabha Standing Committee on Human Resource Development (under which ministry copyright falls) recently tabled their report on the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 before Parliament. There is much to be applauded in the report, including the progressive stand that the Committee has taken on the issue of providing access by persons with disabilities. This post, however, will concern itself with highlighting some of the problems with that report, along with some very important considerations that got missed out of the entire amendment debate.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Reading the Fine Script: Service Providers, Terms and Conditions and Consumer Rights
by Jyoti Panday published Jul 02, 2014 last modified Jul 04, 2014 06:31 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
This year, an increasing number of incidents, related to consumer rights and service providers, have come to light. This blog illustrates the facts of the cases, and discusses the main issues at stake, namely, the role and responsibilities of providers of platforms for user-created content with regard to consumer rights.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Rebuttal of DIT's Misleading Statements on New Internet Rules
by Pranesh Prakash published May 13, 2011 last modified Jul 11, 2012 01:18 PM — filed under: , , ,
The press statement issued on May 11 by the Department of Information Technology (DIT) on the furore over the newly-issued rules on 'intermediary due diligence' is misleading and is, in places, plainly false. We are presenting a point-by-point rebuttal of the DIT's claims.
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Blog Entry Report on CIS' Workshop at the IGF:'An Evidence Based Framework for Intermediary Liability'
by Jyoti Panday published Sep 22, 2014 last modified Sep 24, 2014 10:47 AM — filed under: , , , ,
An evidence based framework for intermediary liability' was organised to present evidence and discuss ongoing research on the changing definition, function and responsibilities of intermediaries across jurisdictions.
Located in Internet Governance