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We the goondas
You can now be arrested in Karnataka even before you commit an offence under the IT Act. You could be in jail under the Goonda Act even if not guilty under the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 04, 2014 03:06 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Indian Porn Ban is Partially Lifted But Sites Remain Blocked
The Indian government made a quick about-face on its order to block hundreds of pornography websites on Tuesday, partially lifting the ban after political ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 13, 2015 09:00 AM — Filed under: , , ,
DeitY says 143 URLs have been Blocked in 2015; Procedure for Blocking Content Remains Opaque and in Urgent Need of Transparency Measures
Across India on 30 December 2014, following an order issued by the Department of Telecom (DOT), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) blocked 32 websites including ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Apr 30, 2015 07:37 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The block heads
An entire government department is on the job, but can it really take down ‘offending’ online content? by Prasad Krishna last modified May 07, 2015 11:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
Cry, you nasty trolls
Micro-blogging site Twitter has introduced a tool that identifies abusive tweets and hides them from their targets. Will it stem the tide of viciousness ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 09, 2015 03:05 PM — Filed under: ,
DesiSec: Cybersecurity and Civil Society in India
As part of its project on mapping cyber security actors in South Asia and South East Asia, the Centre for Internet & Society conducted a series of interviews ... by Laird Brown last modified Jun 29, 2015 04:25 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Criminal Defamation: The Urgent Cause That has United Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal and Subramanian Swamy
Three years ago when the then Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy accused Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and his mother of misappropriation of funds ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 16, 2015 01:45 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Nanny state rules porn bad for you
by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 05, 2015 01:39 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Internet Has a New Standard for Censorship
The introduction of the new 451 HTTP Error Status Code for blocked websites is a big step forward in cataloguing online censorship, especially in a country ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Jan 30, 2016 09:17 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Government blocks 32 websites to check ISIS propaganda
The Centre has blocked 32 websites, including vimeo.com, dailymotion.com, pastebin.com and github.com, in an effort to curb ISIS propaganda, prompting a wave ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 02, 2015 01:37 PM — Filed under: , , ,
India 'jihadi' web blocking causes anger
A government block on more than 30 high-profile websites has caused anger across India. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2015 02:48 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Govt cracks down on cyber jehad network, blocks access to 32 websites
The Modi government is starting the New Year with the resolve to wipe out terror and it has cracked down on websites that have been carrying anti-India views ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2015 03:29 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Netizens Rejoice Over SC Ruling to Keep the Net Free
The Supreme Court ruling to strike down Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act has been welcomed by the city’s netizens. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 25, 2015 03:16 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Supreme Court Strikes Down Section 66A Of IT Act
In a major boost to freedom of speech online in India, the Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, reading down a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 25, 2015 04:43 PM — Filed under: , , ,
India’s Supreme Court strikes down law that led to arrests over Facebook posts
Judge rules that section of the information technology law was unconstitutional, had wrongly swept up innocent people and had a ‘chilling’ effect on free ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 26, 2015 01:49 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Historic day for freedom of speech and expression in India
In a petition that finds its origin in a simple status message on Facebook, Shreya Singhal vs Union of India marks a historic reinforcement of the freedom of ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Mar 26, 2015 02:19 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
What the experts said on live chat
Three eminent panellists shared their views and answered questions from readers on the Supreme Court verdict striking down Section 66 A of the IT Act that ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 26, 2015 02:35 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Indian Court Strikes Down Section of Law Punishing Offensive Posts
The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a section of a law that allowed the authorities to jail people for offensive online posts, in a judgment that ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 26, 2015 03:40 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
IT Leaders, Lawyers Welcome SC Ruling on 66A of the IT Act
The Supreme Court of India has delivered a landmark judgment in scrapping section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which prescribed 'punishment for ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 26, 2015 03:58 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
India's section 66A scrapped: Win for free speech
India's Supreme Court court has struck down a law that made posting "offensive" comments on the internet a crime punishable by a jail term of up to three ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 26, 2015 04:19 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
India’s Supreme Court strikes down law that led to Facebook arrests
India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a provision of a law that made it illegal to spread “offensive messages” on electronic devices and resulted in ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 27, 2015 12:29 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Noose tightens on freedom of speech on the Internet
A worrying trend has emerged in the last few years, where intermediaries around the world are being used as chokepoints to restrict freedom of expression ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 27, 2015 01:01 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
The noose tightens on freedom of speech on the Internet
A WORRYING trend has emerged in the last few years, where intermediaries around the world are being used as chokepoints to restrict freedom of expression ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 27, 2015 01:06 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India's landmark online speech ruling is step toward greater press freedom
In an historic decision, India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down part of a law used to silence criticism and free expression. While this marks a pivotal ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 29, 2015 12:55 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Three reasons why 66A verdict is momentous
Earlier this week, the fundamental right to freedom of expression posted a momentous victory. The nation's top court struck down the much-reviled Section 66A ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Mar 29, 2015 04:22 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
SECTION 66A: DELETE
The Supreme Court has killed a law that allowed the Government to control social media. What’s the Net worth of freedom hereafter? by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 30, 2015 01:32 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
You can still get into trouble for online posts: Digital law experts
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2015 01:44 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India High Court: No Takedown Requests On Social Sites Without Court, Gov't Order
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 03, 2015 06:18 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India tops list of content restrictions requests, says Facebook
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 03, 2015 05:01 PM — Filed under: , ,
Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
Much confusion has resulted from the Section 66A verdict. Some people are convinced that online speech is now without any reasonable restrictions under Article ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 17, 2015 01:44 AM — Filed under: , , , ,