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Breaking Down Section 66A of the IT Act
Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which prescribes 'punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.' is widely held ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 14, 2012 09:51 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Section 66-A, Information Technology Act, 2000: Cases
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. by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Dec 06, 2012 09:20 AM — Filed under: , ,
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: , , , ,
The Case of Whatsapp Group Admins
by Japreet Grewal last modified Dec 08, 2015 10:25 AM — Filed under: , ,
Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Interception, Monitoring and Decryption of Information) Rules, 2009
Rules under section 69(2) of the Information Technology Act, 2008 (after the 2008 amendment). by Jadine Lannon last modified Jul 06, 2013 01:51 AM — Filed under: ,
Information Technology (Procedure and safeguard for Monitoring and Collecting Traffic Data or Information) Rules, 2009
Draft Rules under section 69B of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 as notified by the Central Government. by Jadine Lannon last modified Apr 25, 2013 04:49 AM — Filed under: ,
At the end of the niche optical pirate
In this blog post, Siddharth Chaddha goes enquiring into the modus operandi of a video pirate / film lover / businessman in Bangalore's famed National Market. by Siddharth Chadha last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:44 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Press Coverage of Online Censorship Row
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 ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 08, 2011 11:31 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Debate on Section 66A rages on
Last week, a reputed BPO in Chennai took down its Facebook page and introduced stricter moderation for posts on its bulletin board. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 10, 2012 09:44 AM — Filed under: , ,
Encryption policy would have affected emails, operating systems, WiFi
Our email data would have to be stored. If we connect to a WiFi, that data would have to be stored, and that's plain ridiculous. There is a problem when the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 25, 2015 01:23 AM — Filed under: ,
Internet Rights and Wrongs
With a rise in PIL's for unwarranted censorship, do we need to step back and inspect if it's about time unreasonable trends are checked? by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 22, 2016 11:36 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Privacy after Big Data: Compilation of Early Research
Evolving data science, technologies, techniques, and practices, including big data, are enabling shifts in how the public and private sectors carry out their ... by Saumyaa Naidu last modified Nov 12, 2016 01:37 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Is India’s website-blocking law constitutional? – I. Law & procedure
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 ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Dec 11, 2014 11:02 AM — Filed under: , ,
Overview of the Constitutional Challenges to the IT Act
There are currently ten cases before the Supreme Court challenging various provisions of the Information Technology Act, the rules made under that, and other ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 19, 2014 09:01 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Guilty until Proven Innocent: Pirates, Pornographers, Terrorists and the IT Act in India
The Research Center of Media and Communication at the University of Hamburg organized the Summer School 2013 at Hamburg, Germany from July 29 to August 2, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 28, 2013 10:19 AM — Filed under: ,
Details emerge on government blockade of websites
Facebook pages, Twitter handles among 300 unique web addresses blocked by ISPs. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 28, 2012 09:51 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Government to hold talks with stakeholders on Internet censorship
In an unprecedented move, the government, through the Department of Telecommunications and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, has agreed ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 03:39 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Section 43 of the Information Technology Act
Given below is the text of section 43 of the IT Act: by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 07, 2013 10:37 AM — Filed under: ,
Computer Related Offences
If any person, dishonestly or fraudulently, does any act referred to in section 43, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 07, 2013 10:47 AM — Filed under: ,
TRAI and the Disclosure of Personal Information
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), in March 2015 invited comments on its Consultation Paper for the regulation of over-the-top (OTT) services. ... by Nehaa Chaudhari and Vidushi Marda last modified May 10, 2015 09:16 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Do IT Rules 2011 indirectly leads to Censorship of Internet
Pranesh Prakash along with Dr. Arvind Gupta, National Convener, BJP IT Cell and Ms. Mishi Choudhary, Executive Director, SFLC participated in a panel ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 31, 2012 09:00 AM — 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: , , , ,