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Facebook, Google tell India they won’t screen for derogatory content
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 07, 2011 last modified Dec 07, 2011 05:25 AM — filed under: ,
In the world’s largest democracy, the government wants Internet sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google to screen and remove offensive content about religious figures and political leaders as soon as they learn about it. But those companies now say they can’t help.
Blog Entry Press Coverage of Online Censorship Row
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Dec 08, 2011 11:31 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
We are maintaining a rolling blog with press references to the row created by the proposal by the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology to pre-screen user-generated Internet content.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
India entering the Minority Report age?
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 10, 2011 — filed under: ,
Indian government efforts to block offensive material from the Internet have prompted a storm of online ridicule along with warnings of the risk to India's image as a bastion of free speech.
Blog Entry Perumal Murugan and the Law on Obscenity
by Japreet Grewal published Jul 21, 2016 last modified Aug 09, 2016 01:01 PM — filed under: , , ,
Located in Internet Governance
Consilience 2019
by Admin published May 25, 2019 last modified Jun 05, 2019 07:25 AM — filed under: ,
The Law and Technology Society at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore organised Consilience on May 25, 2019.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Online gag:Existing rules give little freedom
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 12, 2011 last modified Dec 12, 2011 05:42 AM — filed under: ,
Even as the controversy over Kapil Sibal's attempt to get internet giants such as Google and Facebook to prescreen user-generated content to weed out 'offensive' material rages, a yet-to-be-published study by Bangalore-based Centre for Internet and Society reveals that rules already in place can have "chilling effects on free expression on the internet".
Freedom of Expression on the Internet : Possibilities and Challenges
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 29, 2017 last modified Jul 09, 2017 02:30 AM — filed under: ,
Sharat Chandra Ram was a speaker at an international seminar organized by Bolivar Technological University, Cartagena in Colombia on June 29, 2017. The theme of the seminar was ‘Freedom of Expression on the Internet : Possibilities and Challenges”.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
New rules leave social media users vulnerable: Experts
by Krupa Joseph published Jun 14, 2021 — filed under: , ,
They analyse the implications of the government vs Twitter controversy on individual privacy
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Legal Validity of Internet Bans: Part II
by Geetha Hariharan and Padmini Baruah published Oct 08, 2015 — filed under: , , , , , ,
In recent months, there has been a spree of bans on access to Internet services in Indian states, for different reasons. The State governments have relied on Section 144, Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 to institute such bans. Despite a legal challenge, the Gujarat High Court found no infirmity in this exercise of power in a recent order. We argue that it is Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000, and the Website Blocking Rules, which set out the legal provision and procedure empowering the State to block access to the Internet (if at all it is necessary), and not Section 144, CrPC.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Mobilising support for freedom on the Web
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
A motion in the Rajya Sabha has sought annulment of the IT intermediary guidelines, writes Deepa Kurup in this article published in the Hindu on April 22, 2012.
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