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Blog Entry Response to the Draft of The Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018
by Gurshabad Grover, Elonnai Hickok, Arindrajit Basu, Akriti published Feb 07, 2019 last modified Feb 07, 2019 08:06 AM — filed under: , ,
In this response, we aim to examine whether the draft rules meet tests of constitutionality and whether they are consistent with the parent Act. We also examine potential harms that may arise from the Rules as they are currently framed and make recommendations to the draft rules that we hope will help the Government meet its objectives while remaining situated within the constitutional ambit.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Rethinking the intermediary liability regime in India
by Torsha Sarkar published Aug 16, 2019 — filed under: , ,
The article consolidates some of our broad thematic concerns with the draft amendments to the intermediary liability rules, published by MeitY last December.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Right to Exclusion, Government Spaces, and Speech
by Torsha Sarkar published Jul 02, 2021 last modified Jul 02, 2021 12:05 PM — filed under: , ,
The conclusion of the litigation surrounding Trump blocking its critiques on Twitter brings to forefront two less-discussed aspects of intermediary liability: a) if social media platforms could be compelled to ‘carry’ speech under any established legal principles, thereby limiting their right to exclude users or speech, and b) whether users have a constitutional right to access social media spaces of elected officials. This essay analyzes these issues under the American law, as well as draws parallel for India, in light of the ongoing litigation around the suspension of advocate Sanjay Hegde’s Twitter account.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Role of Intermediaries in Countering Online Abuse
by Jyoti Panday published Jul 31, 2015 last modified Aug 02, 2015 04:38 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The Internet can be a hostile space and protecting users from abuse without curtailing freedom of expression requires a balancing act on the part of online intermediaries.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Roundtable Discussion on Intermediary Liability
by Admin published Oct 20, 2019 — filed under: , ,
Tanaya Rajwade participated in a roundtable discussion on intermediary liability organised by SFLC and the Dialogue in New Delhi on October 17, 2019.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Roundtable on Intermediary Liability and Gender Based Violence at the Digital Citizen Summit, 2018
by Admin published Nov 07, 2018 — filed under: ,
Akriti Bopanna and Ambika Tandon conducted a panel on 'Gender and Intermediary Liability' at the Digital Citizen Summit, hosted by the Digital Empowerment Foundation, on November 1, 2018 at India International Centre, New Delhi.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Statutory Motion Against Intermediary Guidelines Rules
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 26, 2012 last modified Apr 03, 2012 09:35 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Rajya Sabha MP, Shri P. Rajeev has moved a motion that the much-criticised Intermediary Guidelines Rules be annulled.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Submission to the Facebook Oversight Board in Case 2021-008-FB-FBR: Brazil, Health Misinformation and Lockdowns
by Tanvi Apte and Torsha Sarkar published Jun 30, 2021 last modified Jul 01, 2021 07:34 AM — filed under: , , ,
In this note, we answer questions set out by the Board, pursuant to case 2021-008-FB-FBR, which concerned a post made by a Brazilian sub-national health official, and raised questions on health misinformation and enforcement of Facebook's community standards.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Summary Report Internet Governance Forum 2015
by Jyoti Panday published Nov 23, 2015 last modified Nov 30, 2015 10:47 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India participated in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held at Poeta Ronaldo Cunha Lima Conference Center, Joao Pessoa in Brazil from 10 November 2015 to 13 November 2015. The theme of IGF 2015 was ‘Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development’. Sunil Abraham, Pranesh Prakash & Jyoti Panday from CIS actively engaged and made substantive contributions to several key issues affecting internet governance at the IGF 2015. The issue-wise detail of their engagement is set out below.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Super Cassettes v. MySpace
by Ujwala Uppaluri published Oct 30, 2012 last modified Oct 31, 2012 10:27 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Delhi High Court’s judgment in Super Cassettes v. MySpace last July is worrying for a number of reasons. The court failed to appreciate the working of intermediaries online and disregard all pragmatic considerations involved. The consequences for free expression and particularly for file sharing by users of services online are especially unfavourable.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs