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Blog Entry Super Cassettes v. MySpace
by Ujwala Uppaluri published Oct 30, 2012 last modified Oct 31, 2012 10:27 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Delhi High Court’s judgment in Super Cassettes v. MySpace last July is worrying for a number of reasons. The court failed to appreciate the working of intermediaries online and disregard all pragmatic considerations involved. The consequences for free expression and particularly for file sharing by users of services online are especially unfavourable.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Super Cassettes v. MySpace (Redux)
by Anubha Sinha published Jan 16, 2017 last modified Jan 18, 2017 02:31 PM — filed under: , , ,
The latest judgment in the matter of Super Cassettes v. MySpace is a landmark and progressive ruling, which strengthens the safe harbor immunity enjoyed by Internet intermediaries in India. It interprets the provisions of the IT Act, 2000 and the Copyright Act, 1957 to restore safe harbor immunity to intermediaries even in the case of copyright claims. It also relieves MySpace from pre-screening user-uploaded content, endeavouring to strike a balance between free speech and censorship. CIS was one of the intervenors in the case, and has been duly acknowledged in the judgment.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry The Case of Whatsapp Group Admins
by Japreet Grewal published Nov 26, 2015 last modified Dec 08, 2015 10:25 AM — filed under: , ,
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
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 To regulate Net intermediaries or not is the question
by Sunil Abraham published Aug 26, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
Given the disruption to public order caused by the mass exodus of North-Eastern Indians from several cities, the government has had for the first time in many years, a legitimate case to crackdown on Internet intermediaries and their users.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry UN Special Rapporteur Report on Freedom of Expression and the Private Sector: A Significant Step Forward
by Vidushi Marda published Jun 08, 2016 last modified Jun 08, 2016 05:27 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
On 6 June 2016, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, released a report on the Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) sector and freedom of expression in the digital age. Vidushi Marda and Pranesh Prakash highlight the most important aspects of the report.
Located in Internet Governance
Webinar on counter-comments to the draft Intermediary Guidelines
by Admin published Feb 22, 2019 — filed under: , ,
CCAOI and the ISOC Delhi Chapter organised a webinar on February 11 to discuss the comments submitted to the Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018, and counter-comments that were due by February 14.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Webinar on the draft Intermediary Guidelines Amendment Rules
by Admin published Jan 18, 2019 — filed under: , ,
CCAOI and the ISOC Delhi Chapter organised a webinar on January 10 to discuss the draft "The Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018". Gurshabad Grover was a discussant in the panel.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry You Have the Right to Remain Silent
by Nishant Shah published Jul 22, 2013 last modified Jul 22, 2013 06:59 AM — filed under: , , ,
Reflecting upon the state of freedom of speech and expression in India, in the wake of the shut-down of the political satire website narendramodiplans.com.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog