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Blog Entry DoT Blocks Domain Sites — But Reasons and Authority Unclear
by Smitha Krishna Prasad published Nov 21, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Earlier this year, ISPs such as Airtel and MTNL blocked a number of domain sites including BuyDomains, Fabulous Domains and Sedo.co.uk. Whereas the Indian Government and courts have previously issued orders blocking websites, these actions have generally been attributed to issues such as posting of inflammatory content or piracy of copyrighted material. However, the reasoning behind blocking domain marketplaces such as the above mentioned sites is not clear.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Online Censorship: How Government should Approach Regulation of Speech
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 05, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
Why is there a constant brouhaha in India about online censorship? What must be done to address this?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
We the goondas
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 04, 2014 last modified Aug 04, 2014 03:06 PM — filed under: , , , ,
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 Indian Copyright Act. If govt thinks you are planning to send a 'lascivious' photo to a WhatsApp group, or forwarding a copyrighted song, you can be arrested.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry The Case of Whatsapp Group Admins
by Japreet Grewal published Nov 26, 2015 last modified Dec 08, 2015 10:25 AM — filed under: , ,
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Facebook, Google deny spying access
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 09, 2013 last modified Jul 02, 2013 10:18 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The CEOs of Facebook and Google on Saturday categorically denied that the US National Security Agency had "direct access" to their company servers for snooping on Gmail and Facebook users. But both acknowledged that the companies complied with the 'lawful' requests made by the US government and shared user data with sleuths.
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Blog Entry Negative of porn
by Namita A. Malhotra published Sep 12, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 08:35 AM — filed under: , ,
The post deals with what has been written about Savita Bhabhi in an attempt to make sense of her peccadiloes and with the seeming futility of Porn studies located in America to our different reality. I take the liberty of exploring my own experiential account of pornography since I feel that in that account (mine and others) when done seriously, certain aspects of pornography emerge that address questions that are about cinema, images, sex, philosophy and how desire works. The title is mischeviously inspired from Dr. Pek Van Andel's recent video of MRI images of people having sex.
Located in RAW / / Blogs / Porn: Law, Video & Technology
Blog Entry Privacy, pornography, sexuality (a video)
by Namita A. Malhotra published Dec 10, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 08:37 AM — filed under: , , ,
The video is an attempt to use the material collected for purposes of provoking a discussion around privacy, pornography, sexuality and technology. It focuses largely on an Indian context, which most viewers would be familiar with. The video is pegged around the ban of Savita Bhabhi – a pornographic comic toon – but uses that to open up a discussion on various incidents and concepts in relation to pornography and privacy across Asia.
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Blog Entry Comment by CIS at ACE on Presentation on French Charter on the Fight against Cyber-Counterfeiting
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 01, 2011 last modified Dec 01, 2011 11:59 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The seventh session of the World Intellectual Property Organization's Advisory Committee on Enforcement is being held in Geneva on November 30 and December 1, 2011. Pranesh Prakash responded to a presentation by Prof. Pierre Sirinelli of the École de droit de la Sorbonne, Université Paris 1 on 'The French Charter on the Fight against Cyber-Counterfeiting of December 16, 2009' with this comment.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Press Coverage of Online Censorship Row
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Dec 08, 2011 11:31 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
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 to pre-screen user-generated Internet content.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Mobilising support for freedom on the Web
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
A motion in the Rajya Sabha has sought annulment of the IT intermediary guidelines, writes Deepa Kurup in this article published in the Hindu on April 22, 2012.
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