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Expect anti-net censorship echo in house
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
For the anti-Internet censorship movement in the country, hope is now in sight. Their fight against the intermediary provisions (section 79) of the IT laws, according to which, an intermediary (website, domain owner) would have to take off content that a third party (or complainant) finds ‘objectionable,’ without any room for appeal, has now garnered the attention of the government itself. What is at stake is our fundamental rights, warns CPM Member of Parliament P Rajeeve, who was perhaps the first at the government level to realise that there was a gaping hole in the provision, and took up the matter in the Rajya Sabha.
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Campaign against curbs on websites gathers steam
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
For political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and his blogger-cum-journalist friend Alok Dixit, who both ran a website against corruption, a tryst with the blind side of law triggered their mission against “gagging” of the new-age Indian Internet user.
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Indian Porn Ban is Partially Lifted But Sites Remain Blocked
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 09:00 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Indian government made a quick about-face on its order to block hundreds of pornography websites on Tuesday, partially lifting the ban after political backlash against the moral policing.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India partially lifts Porn Ban?
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 07, 2015 last modified Sep 20, 2015 06:30 AM — filed under: , ,
India is said to have partially removed the porn ban. But many internet service providers have refused to restore access, due to a 'vague' government order.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Indian net service providers too play censorship tricks
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The study by a Canadian university has found that some major Indian ISPs have deployed web-censorship and filtering technology.
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Hate speech: ban or ignore?
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The Social Network discusses the hate speeches: whether they should be banned or ignored. Why does the state take action against some and not against some others. This on a day when Togadia and Owaisi were simultaneously trending on the social media.
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Blog Entry Internet Rights and Wrongs
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 22, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
With a rise in PIL's for unwarranted censorship, do we need to step back and inspect if it's about time unreasonable trends are checked?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Twitter users find several accounts suspended for unknown reasons
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 02, 2014 last modified Dec 07, 2014 01:27 AM — filed under: ,
Twitter users woke up on Saturday to find several accounts suspended for unknown reasons, triggering conspiracy theories that only the accounts of right-wing supporters had been targeted.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Overview of the Constitutional Challenges to the IT Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 15, 2014 last modified Dec 19, 2014 09:01 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
There are currently ten cases before the Supreme Court challenging various provisions of the Information Technology Act, the rules made under that, and other laws, that are being heard jointly. Advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan who's arguing Anoop M.K. v. Union of India has put together this chart that helps you track what's being challenged in each case.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
NGOs, individuals urge state CMs to curb Internet shutdown
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Amid rising instances of Internet curbs, a group of individuals and organisations have urged the chief ministers of 12 states to only restrict specific online content rather than resort to complete shutdown.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media