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‘A safe Internet and a free Internet can co-exist’
Striking down of 66A kicked off celebrations in the IT capital. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 25, 2015 03:58 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Indian Supreme Court Overturns Law Barring ‘Offensive Messages’ Online
India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down legislation barring “offensive messages” online, saying it violated constitutional guarantees of free expression. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 25, 2015 04:18 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Internet censorship will continue in opaque fashion
A division bench of the Supreme Court has ruled on three sections of the Information Technology Act 2000 - Section 66A, Section 79 and Section 69A. The ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 26, 2015 02:07 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Live Chat: Win for Free Speech
Join us for a live chat at 5.30 pm on SC striking down the Section 66A of the IT Act which had permitted the arrest of people for posting "offensive content" ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 26, 2015 04:07 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
I dare you, I double dare you: Social media celebrates Sec 66A verdict
Users across social media platforms on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court's scrapping of the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 26, 2015 04:33 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Ruling in India shields Web posts
The Supreme Court in India struck down a section of its country’s information technology act Tuesday that had made it illegal for anyone to spread ‘‘offensive ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 27, 2015 12:38 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India's Online Freedom Advocates Hail Court Ruling on Free Speech
Online freedom advocates in India are hailing a court ruling that struck down a controversial law seen as infringing free speech on the Internet. But in a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 27, 2015 01:43 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India's Supreme Court Axes Online Censorship Law, But Challenges Remain
The Supreme Court of India took a remarkable step to protect free expression on March 24, 2015, striking down controversial section 66A of the IT Act that ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Mar 27, 2015 02:38 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
What 66A Judgment Means For Free Speech Online
This week India's Supreme Court redefined the boundaries of freedom of speech on the internet. With the Court's decision in Shreya Singhal & Ors. v. Union of ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Mar 27, 2015 04:50 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
SC has set a high threshold for tolerance: Lawrence Liang
Lawyer-activist Lawrence Liang on why SC upheld section 69A and the implications of striking down section 66A. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 28, 2015 04:18 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
66A DEAD. LONG LIVE 66A!
Last Tuesday, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo walked into Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office. India's most compulsive and most-followed tweeter, Modi, as Gujarat ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 01, 2015 02:11 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
If you thought India is a country where freedom of speech and expression are fundamental rights, think twice!
Having contributed significantly in growing pollution and corruption indices, there's one place where India seems to hold the top spot is: imposing ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2015 03:52 PM — Filed under: , ,
The Supreme Court Judgment in Shreya Singhal and What It Does for Intermediary Liability in India?
Even as free speech advocates and users celebrate the Supreme Court of India's landmark judgment striking down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act of ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Apr 17, 2015 11:59 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Google Policy Fellowship Programme: Call for Applications
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is inviting applications for the Google Policy Fellowship programme. Google is providing a USD 7,500 stipend to the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 24, 2012 03:38 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Should the censors tighten Savita Bhabhi’s hook?*
"Should the censors tighten Savita Bhabhi's hook, asks a blog entry published in Churumuri on May 1, 2012. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 02, 2012 06:31 AM — Filed under: ,
Scared by a spoof? You’ve got to be kidding me!
Whether it is Mamata Banerjee's recent crackdown on a comic strip or the new legal guidelines that allow touchy readers to have objectionable content taken ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 05, 2012 05:24 AM — Filed under: ,
Decline in web freedom steepest in India: Report
In a report on the state of internet in 60 countries, Freedom House, a US-based organization, said that in 2013 India saw the "most significant year-on-year ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 24, 2013 03:50 AM — Filed under: , ,
TV versus Social Media: The Rights and Wrongs
For most ordinary Netizens, everyday speech on social media has as much impact as graffiti in a toilet, and therefore employing the 'principle of equivalence' ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Jan 21, 2013 03:09 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Statutory Motion Against Intermediary Guidelines Rules
Rajya Sabha MP, Shri P. Rajeev has moved a motion that the much-criticised Intermediary Guidelines Rules be annulled. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 03, 2012 09:35 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Clash of the cyberworlds
In an increasingly digital world, the issue of Internet freedom and governance has become hugely contested. Censorship and denial of access occur across the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 15, 2013 06:57 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Facebook Arrests Ignite Free-Speech Debate In India
Shaheen Dhada is an unlikely looking protagonist in the battle under way in India to protect free speech from government restrictions in the new media age. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 07, 2013 10:16 AM — Filed under: , ,
Net neutrality: Net activism packs a punch
For the first time in the history of internet campaigns in India, a protest movement has successfully changed the course of a debate without having to take to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 09, 2015 09:02 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Private sector censors
If business decides what’s ‘good’ and ‘bad’ speech, it can lead to multiple interpretations and arbitrary decisions. The article by Salil Tripathi was ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 26, 2012 01:30 PM — Filed under: , , ,
India's Broken Internet Laws Need a Shot of Multi-stakeholderism
Cyber-laws in India are severely flawed, with neither lawyers nor technologists being able to understand them, and the Cyber-Law Group in DEIT being incapable ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 26, 2012 01:45 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Social Media 1, Indian Government 0
The futility of the Indian government’s attempts to control what is posted on Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites was thrown into high relief this ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 27, 2012 04:44 AM — Filed under: ,
India's Internet Jam
As authorities continue to clamp down on digital freedom, politicians and corporations are getting a taste for censorship too. Pranesh Prakash reports. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Mar 20, 2014 12:41 PM — Filed under: , ,
Why this blocking di?
In a bid to curb piracy, film producers are now approaching courts to block websites that host pirated content. But the court orders are so vaguely worded that ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 28, 2012 05:47 AM — Filed under: , ,
Post and be Damned
Your careless comments online could put you in jail, thanks to Section 66A of the Information Technology Act. Kavitha Shanmugam examines a law that some ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 19, 2012 03:40 AM — Filed under: , , ,
IETF103
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) organized the IETF103 in Bangkok from November 3 to November 9, 2018. Gurshabad Grover attended the event. by Admin last modified Dec 14, 2018 02:05 AM — Filed under: , ,
Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi v. Facebook and Ors (Order dated December 20, 2011)
This is the order passed on December 20, 2011 by Addl. Civil Judge Mukesh Kumar of the Rohini Courts, New Delhi. All errors of spelling, syntax, logic, and ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Feb 20, 2012 06:02 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,