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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: , , ,
Government blocks over 60 websites including github & sourceforge on anti-terror advisory
Over 60 websites and links, including popular online tools like Github and Sourceforge used by thousands of programmers have been blocked in India, triggering ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 02, 2015 02:22 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Govt blocks 32 websites, including Vimeo and Github
The websites that have been blocked were based on an advisory by Anti Terrorism Squad, and were carrying anti-India content from ISIS. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 02, 2015 04:09 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: , , , ,
Shreya Singhal and 66A
Most software code has dependencies. Simple and reproducible methods exist for mapping and understanding the impact of these dependencies. Legal code also has ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 19, 2015 08:09 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Don’t SLAPP free speech
IIPM is proving adept at the tactical use of lawsuits to stifle criticism, despite safeguards. THE DEPARTMENT of Telecommunications, on 14 February, issued ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Feb 28, 2013 11:22 AM — Filed under: , ,
सावधान आपके प्रोफ़ाइल पर है पुलिस की नज़र!
जन लोकपाल, दिल्ली रेप केस और बाबा रामदेव के आंदोलनों में उमड़ी भीड़ से घबराई सरकारी एजेंसियां अब सोशल मीडिया पर कड़ी नज़र रखने के लिए मैदान में उतरी हैं. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 31, 2013 04:10 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: , , ,
Save Your Voice — A movement against Web censorship
‘Save Your Voice (SYV)’ is a movement against Web censorship and its main demand is the repealing of the Information Technology Act, said SYV founders, Aseem ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 13, 2012 11:44 AM — Filed under: , , ,
The War for India's Internet
Why is the world's biggest democracy cracking down on Facebook and Google? Rebecca Mackinnon's article was published in Foreign Policy on June 6, 2012. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 14, 2012 09:12 AM — Filed under: ,
Women arrested for Facebook post: Did cops act under Sena pressure?
After Bal Thackeray's death, during the Mumbai Bandh, a 21-year-old criticised the shutdown on her Facebook page — her friend approved of it — next thing they ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 21, 2012 11:17 AM — Filed under: , , , ,