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Blog Entry Indian Intermediary Liability Regime: Compliance with the Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability
by Divij Joshi published May 20, 2018 last modified May 20, 2018 03:14 PM — filed under: , ,
This report assesses the compliance of the Indian intermediary liability framework with the Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability, and recommends substantive legislative changes to bring the legal framework in line with the Manila Principles.
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Inter Movements Open Forum: Trafficking Bill
by Admin published May 25, 2018 last modified Aug 18, 2018 09:21 AM — filed under: ,
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 the Inter Movements Open Forum jointly organised by Sangram, Naz Foundation, NNSW, Tarshi and VAMP. The meeting was held at India International Centre in New Delhi.
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File Intermediary Liability & Freedom of Expression — Executive Summary
by Rishabh Dara published Sep 14, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2016 11:54 AM — filed under: , ,
This document provides a critique of “The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011 and proposes an alternate set of Rules.
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Blog Entry Intermediary Liability in India: Chilling Effects on Free Expression on the Internet 2011
by Rishabh Dara published Apr 10, 2012 last modified Apr 21, 2012 06:05 PM — filed under: , , ,
Intermediaries are widely recognised as essential cogs in the wheel of exercising the right to freedom of expression on the Internet. Most major jurisdictions around the world have introduced legislations for limiting intermediary liability in order to ensure that this wheel does not stop spinning. With the 2008 amendment of the Information Technology Act 2000, India joined the bandwagon and established a ‘notice and takedown’ regime for limiting intermediary liability.
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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 Intermediary liability law needs updating
by Sunil Abraham published Feb 13, 2019 — filed under: ,
The time has come for India to exert its foreign policy muscle. There is a less charitable name for intermediary liability regimes like Sec 79 of the IT Act — private censorship regimes.
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Blog Entry Intermediary Liability Resources
by Elonnai Hickok published Mar 31, 2014 last modified Jul 03, 2014 06:45 AM — filed under: , , ,
We bring you a list of intermediary resources as part of research on internet governance. This blog post will be updated on an ongoing basis.
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Blog Entry Invisible Censorship: How the Government Censors Without Being Seen
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 14, 2011 last modified Jan 04, 2012 08:59 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
The Indian government wants to censor the Internet without being seen to be censoring the Internet. This article by Pranesh Prakash shows how the government has been able to achieve this through the Information Technology Act and the Intermediary Guidelines Rules it passed in April 2011. It now wants methods of censorship that leave even fewer traces, which is why Mr. Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology talks of Internet 'self-regulation', and has brought about an amendment of the Copyright Act that requires instant removal of content.
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Blog Entry IT (Amendment) Act, 2008, 69 Rules: Draft and Final Version Comparison
by Jadine Lannon published Apr 30, 2013 last modified Apr 30, 2013 09:56 AM — filed under: , ,
Jadine Lannon has performed a clause-by-clause comparison of the Draft 69 Rules and official 69 Rules under Section 69B in order to better understand how the two are similar and how they differ. Very brief notes have been included on some changes we deemed to be important.
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Killing the Internet Softly with Its Rules
by Pranesh Prakash published May 25, 2011 last modified Aug 20, 2011 12:51 PM — filed under: , ,
While regulation of the Internet is a necessity, the Department of IT, through recent Rules under the IT Act, is guilty of over-regulation. This over-regulation is not only a bad idea, but is unconstitutional, and gravely endangers freedom of speech and privacy online.
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