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Blog Entry What 66A Judgment Means For Free Speech Online
by Geetha Hariharan published Mar 27, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
This week India's Supreme Court redefined the boundaries of freedom of speech on the internet. With the Court's decision in Shreya Singhal & Ors. v. Union of India, Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, has been struck down in entirety and is no longer good law.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
What the experts said on live chat
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
Three eminent panellists shared their views and answered questions from readers on the Supreme Court verdict striking down Section 66 A of the IT Act that allowed the arrest of people posting “offensive content” on the Internet, in a live chat hosted by The Hindu.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Women arrested for Facebook post: Did cops act under Sena pressure?
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 19, 2012 last modified Nov 21, 2012 11:17 AM — filed under: , , , ,
After Bal Thackeray's death, during the Mumbai Bandh, a 21-year-old criticised the shutdown on her Facebook page — her friend approved of it — next thing they know, they are facing a case, and this morning they were arrested.
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You can still get into trouble for online posts: Digital law experts
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 30, 2015 last modified Apr 02, 2015 01:44 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The internet in India is freer now, but individuals could still to get into trouble for online posts, say digital media and law experts. Hailing the Supreme Court judgment on Tuesday as a landmark verdict for free speech in India, experts who have closely read the judgment say there is much to be careful about too.
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