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Google's 'Transparency Report' sketchy, inconclusive: Government
Google calls it the 'Transparency Report', but as far as Indian authorities are concerned, it is anything but. The world's largest Internet company this week ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 22, 2012 07:39 AM — Filed under: ,
Indian government at second position after U.S.A for demanding user data from Google
The Indian government has secured 2nd position in the list of the governments demanding for Web user information. It is behind only from the United States ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 05:05 AM — Filed under: ,
The Case of Whatsapp Group Admins
by Japreet Grewal last modified Dec 08, 2015 10:25 AM — Filed under: , ,
Report on CIS' Workshop at the IGF:'An Evidence Based Framework for Intermediary Liability'
An evidence based framework for intermediary liability' was organised to present evidence and discuss ongoing research on the changing definition, function and ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Sep 24, 2014 10:47 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
A Guide to Key IPR Provisions of the Proposed India-European Union Free Trade Agreement
The Centre for Internet and Society presents a guide for policymakers and other stakeholders to the latest draft of the India-European Union Free Trade ... by Glover Wright last modified Aug 30, 2011 01:06 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Don't Shoot the Messenger: Speech on Intermediary Liability at 22nd SCCR of WIPO
This is a speech made by Pranesh Prakash at an side-event co-organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Internet Society on intermediary ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 01, 2012 03:01 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Problems Remain with Standing Committee's Report on Copyright Amendments
The Rajya Sabha Standing Committee on Human Resource Development (under which ministry copyright falls) recently tabled their report on the Copyright ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 06, 2011 07:50 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
New Release of IPR Chapter of India-EU Free Trade Agreement
A draft of the IPR chapter of the EU-India FTA, made publicly available now for the first time, provides insight into India's response in July 2010 to several ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 22, 2011 12:34 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Analysis of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2012
There are some welcome provisions in the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2012, and some worrisome provisions. Pranesh Prakash examines five positive changes, four ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Nov 12, 2013 02:13 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Super Cassettes v. MySpace
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 ... by Ujwala Uppaluri last modified Oct 31, 2012 10:27 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: , , , , , ,
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: , , , , , , , ,
National Consultation on Media Law
The Law Commission of India and the National University, Delhi have joined hands to organize the National Consultation on Media Law at the India Habitat Centre ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 30, 2014 06:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
Finding Needles in Haystacks - Discussing the Role of Automated Filtering in the New Indian Intermediary Liability Rules 
On the 25th of February this year The Government of India notified the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, ... by Shweta Mohandas and Torsha Sarkar last modified Aug 03, 2021 07:28 AM — Filed under: , ,
India ranks second globally in accessing private details of users
According to the latest transparency report released by Google, India ranks second in the world for accessing private details of its citizens, only after the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 19, 2012 04:49 AM — Filed under: , ,
Government asks Twitter to block fake 'PMO India' accounts; site fails to respond
A standoff between the government and microblogging service Twitter, that has got India's online community up in arms, continues, as Twitter is still to act on ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 12:24 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Intermediary Liability & Freedom of Expression — Executive Summary
This document provides a critique of “The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011 and proposes an alternate set of Rules. by Rishabh Dara last modified Apr 24, 2016 11:54 AM — Filed under: , ,
Content takedown and users' rights
After Shreya Singhal v Union of India, commentators have continued to question the constitutionality of the content takedown regime under Section 69A of the IT ... by Torsha Sarkar, Gurshabad Grover last modified Feb 17, 2020 05:18 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Indian Intermediary Liability Regime: Compliance with the Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability
This report assesses the compliance of the Indian intermediary liability framework with the Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability, and recommends ... by Divij Joshi last modified May 20, 2018 03:14 PM — Filed under: , ,
Inter Movements Open Forum: Trafficking Bill
On 18 May 2018 Gurshabad Grover on behalf of CIS presented comments on the Trafficking (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2018 at a meeting of ... by Admin last modified Aug 18, 2018 09:21 AM — Filed under: ,
Comments to the draft amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) presented its comments on the draft amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media ... by Anamika Kundu, Digvijay Chaudhary, Divyansha Sehgal, Isha Suri and Torsha Sarkar last modified Jul 07, 2022 02:39 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 Ministry And The Trace: Subverting End-To-End Encryption
A legal and technical analysis of the 'traceability' rule and its impact on messaging privacy. by Gurshabad Grover, Tanaya Rajwade and Divyank Katira last modified Jul 12, 2021 08:18 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Panel Discussion on Internet Intermediaries, Law and Innovation
CII, Google and Centre For Communications Governance, NLU Delhi hosted a panel discussion on June 2 in New Delhi. Jyoti Panday attended. by Jyoti Panday last modified Jun 14, 2015 04:37 PM — Filed under: ,
New intermediary guidelines: The good and the bad
In pursuance of the government releasing the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, this blogpost offers a ... by Torsha Sarkar last modified Mar 15, 2021 01:52 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Learning Forum: Transparency and Human Rights in the Digital Age
Pranesh Prakash spoke at this event organized by Global Network Initiative on November 6, 2014 in California. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 04, 2014 04:14 PM — 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: , , , ,
Super Cassettes v. MySpace (Redux)
The latest judgment in the matter of Super Cassettes v. MySpace is a landmark and progressive ruling, which strengthens the safe harbor immunity enjoyed by ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Jan 18, 2017 02:31 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Twitter's India troubles show tough path ahead for digital platforms
Twitter is in a standoff with Indian authorities over the government's new digital rules. Critics see the rules as an attempt to curb free speech, while others ... by Aditya Sharma last modified Jun 26, 2021 02:54 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Submission to the Facebook Oversight Board in Case 2021-008-FB-FBR: Brazil, Health Misinformation and Lockdowns
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 ... by Tanvi Apte and Torsha Sarkar last modified Jul 01, 2021 07:34 AM — Filed under: , , ,