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Blog Entry Open Letter to the Vatican: Request for Holy See to Comment on IPR
by Samantha Cassar published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Jan 31, 2014 07:14 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Due to the Holy See’s demonstrated pro-access position to medicines and published materials for persons with disabilities, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) requested for His Excellency, Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, to also consider copyrights, patents or IPR more generally, as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer at WIPO. We strongly encourage other organizations and civil society groups to modify this letter, as needed, and to contact the Holy See Mission to the United Nations (and WIPO) in Geneva in order to help us prompt His Excellency to contribute to the international dialogue on IPR.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
India internet: clean-up or censorship?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 16, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Is India going the way of China? Not when it comes to development indicators. Or enhanced infrastructure. Or economic power. But in another category at which Beijing excels: web censorship.
Located in News & Media
Janhit Manch & Ors. v. The Union of India
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 18, 2012 — filed under: , ,
The petition sought a blanket ban on pornographic websites. The NGO had argued that websites displaying sexually explicit content had an adverse influence, leading youth on a delinquent path.
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
Blog Entry Spy in the Web
by Nishant Shah published Dec 22, 2011 last modified Mar 26, 2012 06:38 AM — filed under: , ,
The government’s proposed pre-censorship rules undermine the intelligence of an online user and endanger democracy.
Located in Internet Governance
India's Techies Angered Over Internet Censorship Plan
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 22, 2011 — filed under: , ,
India has the world's largest democracy, and one of the most rambunctious. Millions of its young people are cutting edge when it comes to high-tech. Yet the country is still very conservative by Western standards, and a government minister recently said that offensive material on the web should be removed.
Located in News & Media
Karthikeyan R v Union of India
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 18, 2012 — filed under: , ,
The court refused to direct the government to take proactive steps to curb access to Internet pornography stating that such matters require case-by-case analysis to be constitutionally valid under Article 19(1)(a) (Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression).
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
Is India Ignoring its own Internet Protections?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2012 — filed under: , ,
India’s information technology law of 2008 limits the liability of Internet companies for material posted on their Web sites by users, including anything government regulators deem objectionable. The firms are supposed to be notified of offensive content — by users or the authorities — and then remove it when legally warranted.
Located in News & Media
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 The Web of Our Strife
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 04, 2012 last modified Jun 04, 2012 05:45 AM — filed under: ,
At the 66th session of the UN General Assembly, India proposed the formation of a Committee on Internet-Related Policies (CIRP) to address what it sees as a policy vacuum in internet governance.
Located in Internet Governance
Indian Internet Lawsuit Puts Spotlight on Freedom of Expression
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 19, 2012 — filed under: , ,
In India, Internet giants such as Google and Facebook are fighting a lawsuit after the government authorized their prosecution for online content on their sites deemed to be offensive. The case has put the spotlight on free speech in the world’s largest democracy.
Located in News & Media