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Blog Entry IT (Amendment) Act, 2008, 69 Rules: Draft and Final Version Comparison
by Jadine Lannon published Apr 30, 2013 last modified Apr 30, 2013 09:56 AM — filed under: , ,
Jadine Lannon has performed a clause-by-clause comparison of the Draft 69 Rules and official 69 Rules under Section 69B in order to better understand how the two are similar and how they differ. Very brief notes have been included on some changes we deemed to be important.
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Blog Entry Five Frequently Asked Questions about the Amended ITRs
by Chinmayi Arun published Jan 28, 2013 last modified Jan 30, 2013 05:36 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This piece discusses the five major questions that have been the subject of debate after the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 (WCIT). The politics surrounding the WCIT are not discussed here but it must be kept in mind that they have played a significant role in the outcome of the conference and in some of the debates about it.
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‘The IT Act is fine, but its interpretation is not’
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 21, 2012 — filed under: ,
Several organisations such as the Alternate Law Forum and Centre for Internet and Society are campaigning to amend the IT Act 2000. However, SV Raghavan, scientific secretary, office of PSA to the government of India, stated that the law in place is fine but the stakeholders need to be educated on implementing it better.
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Blog Entry Section 66-A, Information Technology Act, 2000: Cases
by Snehashish Ghosh published Dec 03, 2012 last modified Dec 06, 2012 09:20 AM — filed under: , ,
In this blog post Snehashish Ghosh summarizes the facts of a few cases where Section 66-A, Information Technology Act, 2000, has been mentioned or discussed.
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List of Chairman and Members of CRAC
by Snehashish Ghosh published Dec 02, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Notification on the constitution of the "Cyber Regulation Advisory Committee"
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Govt tweaks enforcement of IT Act after spate of arrests
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
The government on Thursday tweaked the law to make it tougher for citizens to be arrested for online comments that are deemed offensive after recent arrests came in for heavy criticism by Internet activists, the media and other groups.
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Interview with Pranesh Prakash
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
Pranesh Prakash of the Centre for Internet and Society talks to Mint’s Surabhi Agarwal about the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act and the government’s decision to tweak it.
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Thousands go online against 66A
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: , , , , ,
An online petition aimed at amending section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act and re-examining internet laws has garnered 3,000 signatures since it began on Tuesday — two days before Kapil Sibal, telecom and IT minister, chairs a meeting with the cyber regulation advisory committee.
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Amnesty International calls for review of 66A of IT act
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: ,
The review seeks to bring the Act in line with international human rights law standards on freedom of expression.
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Blog Entry Fixing India’s anarchic IT Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 28, 2012 last modified Nov 30, 2012 06:33 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act criminalizes “causing annoyance or inconvenience” online, among other things. A conviction for such an offence can attract a prison sentence of as many as three years.
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