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Accessing pirated content might lead to prison term & Rs 3-lakh fine
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
India puts onus of downloading and viewing pirated content on individuals.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Place for a safety net
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 13, 2016 — filed under: ,
Vinupriya took her life last week, humiliated by the morphed images of her naked body posted on a social media site. Experts warn that the spike in Internet traffic brings with it an increase in online sexual crimes. Measures must be taken urgently to save lives, they tell T.V. Jayan.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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
Encryption policy would have affected emails, operating systems, WiFi
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 25, 2015 — filed under: ,
Our email data would have to be stored. If we connect to a WiFi, that data would have to be stored, and that's plain ridiculous. There is a problem when the government tries to target citizens to ensure national security, said Pranesh Prakash, policy director at the Bangalore-based Centre for Internet and Society.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Stats from 2014 reveal horror of scrapped section 66A of IT Act
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 20, 2015 last modified Sep 26, 2015 07:28 AM — filed under: , ,
An average of six netizens were arrested every day in 2014 for posting offensive content online under section 66A of the Information Technology Act, a draconian and much abused law no longer in use.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Porn block in India sparks outrage
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
India’s government has triggered a storm of protest after blocking 857 alleged pornography websites, with privacy and internet freedom campaigners, as well as consumers, condemning the move as arbitrary and unlawful.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Porn ban: People will soon learn to circumvent ISPs and govt orders, expert says
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 05, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Free Speech Policy in India: Community, Custom, Censorship, and the Future of Internet Regulation
by Bhairav Acharya published Jul 13, 2015 last modified Aug 23, 2015 10:12 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This note summarises my panel contribution to the conference on Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age at New Delhi on 21 April 2015, which was organised by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in collaboration with the Internet Policy Observatory of the Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry TRAI and the Disclosure of Personal Information
by Nehaa Chaudhari and Vidushi Marda published May 10, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), in March 2015 invited comments on its Consultation Paper for the regulation of over-the-top (OTT) services. In an unprecedented wave of public participation, TRAI received over a million e-mails in support of net neutrality.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Shreya Singhal and 66A
by Sunil Abraham published Apr 11, 2015 last modified Apr 19, 2015 08:09 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Most software code has dependencies. Simple and reproducible methods exist for mapping and understanding the impact of these dependencies. Legal code also has dependencies --across court orders and within a single court order. And since court orders are not produced using a structured mark-up language, experts are required to understand the precedential value of a court order.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog