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Views | Why the Left may for once be right
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 25, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
On the opening day of the upcoming parliamentary session on Tuesday, the Rajya Sabha is set to vote on an annulment motion against the IT rules, moved by P. Rajeeve of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
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Blog Entry Intermediary Liability in India: Chilling Effects on Free Expression on the Internet
by Rishabh Dara published Apr 27, 2012 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:22 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society in partnership with Google India conducted the Google Policy Fellowship 2011. This was offered for the first time in Asia Pacific as well as in India. Rishabh Dara was selected as a Fellow and researched upon issues relating to freedom of expression. The results of the paper demonstrate that the ‘Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011’ notified by the Government of India on April 11, 2011 have a chilling effect on free expression.
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Blog Entry Analyzing the Latest List of Blocked URLs by Department of Telecommunications (IIPM Edition)
by Snehashish Ghosh published Feb 16, 2013 last modified Feb 17, 2013 07:35 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in its order dated February 14, 2013 has issued directions to the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block seventy eight URLs. The block order has been issued as a result of a court order. Snehashish Ghosh does a preliminary analysis of the list of websites blocked as per the DoT order.
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Why was the Gwalior court in such a hurry to block IIPM URLs?
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 19, 2013 — filed under: , ,
Is it really that easy to get courts to block online content as it appears from the latest case of the blocking of 73 URLs related to IIPM? Legally speaking, yes.
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India limits social media after civil unrest
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Has the Indian government lost its sense of humour? That’s what some in India were asking as word spread that authorities had pressured Twitter into blocking several accounts parodying the prime minister after civil unrest that saw dozens of people from northeastern India killed and thousands flee in panic.
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Internet expert Pranesh Prakash criticizes Indian cyber blockades
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
The government's attempts to block social media accounts and websites that it blames for spreading panic have been inept and possibly illegal, a top internet expert said on Friday.
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New Delhi Expands Curbs on Web Content
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2012 — filed under: , ,
India on Thursday broadened recent efforts to regulate the Internet with moves to block Twitter accounts of some prominent journalists and content from mainstream news organizations, sparking a backlash across social media in the country.
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India seeks a tighter grip on social media
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
India, with the world's third largest number of Facebook users, is clamping down on social media after recent posting of inflammatory videos on Web sites.
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Govt in line of fire over web censorship
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
Social media abuzz with allegations of government gagging free speech in the garb of curbing hate messages.
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How ISPs block websites and why it doesn’t help
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
Banning websites is ineffective against malicious users as workarounds are easy and well known.
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