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The Take Down of Free Speech Online
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 06, 2014 — filed under: ,
As part of a study to access rate of compliance, in 2011, the Centre for Internet and Society Bangalore sent frivolous “take down” requests to seven prominent intermediaries. The study showed exactly how easy it is to take down online content.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry A trust deficit between advertisers and publishers is leading to fake news
by Sunil Abraham published Sep 24, 2018 last modified Oct 02, 2018 06:44 AM — filed under: , ,
Transparency regulations is need of the hour. And urgently for election and political advertising. What do the ads look like? Who paid for them? Who was the target? How many people saw these advertisements? How many times? Transparency around viral content is also required.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry India- EU FTA: A Note on the Copyright Issues
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Jun 18, 2013 last modified Jul 03, 2013 06:47 AM — filed under: , , , ,
In this blog post, Nehaa Chaudhari gives us an overview of some of the provisions of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the copyright issues identified therein.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
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.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry No more 66A!
by Geetha Hariharan published Mar 24, 2015 last modified Mar 26, 2015 02:01 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has struck down Section 66A. Today was a great day for freedom of speech on the Internet! When Section 66A was in operation, if you made a statement that led to offence, you could be prosecuted. We are an offence-friendly nation, judging by media reports in the last year. It was a year of book-bans, website blocking and takedown requests. Facebook’s Transparency Report showed that next to the US, India made the most requests for information about user accounts. A complaint under Section 66A would be a ground for such requests.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Supreme Court Judgment in Shreya Singhal and What It Does for Intermediary Liability in India?
by Jyoti Panday published Apr 11, 2015 last modified Apr 17, 2015 11:59 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Even as free speech advocates and users celebrate the Supreme Court of India's landmark judgment striking down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act of 2000, news that the Central government has begun work on drafting a new provision to replace the said section of the Act has been trickling in.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Google Policy Fellowship Programme: Call for Applications
by Prasad Krishna published May 24, 2012 last modified May 24, 2012 03:38 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is inviting applications for the Google Policy Fellowship programme. Google is providing a USD 7,500 stipend to the India Fellow, who will be selected by August 15, 2012.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Statutory Motion Against Intermediary Guidelines Rules
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 26, 2012 last modified Apr 03, 2012 09:35 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Rajya Sabha MP, Shri P. Rajeev has moved a motion that the much-criticised Intermediary Guidelines Rules be annulled.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry India's Broken Internet Laws Need a Shot of Multi-stakeholderism
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 26, 2012 last modified Apr 26, 2012 01:45 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Cyber-laws in India are severely flawed, with neither lawyers nor technologists being able to understand them, and the Cyber-Law Group in DEIT being incapable of framing fair, just, and informed laws and policies. Pranesh Prakash suggests they learn from the DEIT's Internet Governance Division, and Brazil, and adopt multi-stakeholderism as a core principle of Internet policy-making.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Roundtable on Intermediary Liability and Gender Based Violence at the Digital Citizen Summit, 2018
by Admin published Nov 07, 2018 — filed under: ,
Akriti Bopanna and Ambika Tandon conducted a panel on 'Gender and Intermediary Liability' at the Digital Citizen Summit, hosted by the Digital Empowerment Foundation, on November 1, 2018 at India International Centre, New Delhi.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media