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Why this blocking di?
by Prasad Krishna published May 28, 2012 — filed under: , ,
In a bid to curb piracy, film producers are now approaching courts to block websites that host pirated content. But the court orders are so vaguely worded that users lose access to even legitimate content. R Krishna reports.
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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
MPs oppose curbs on internet; Sibal promises discussions
by Prasad Krishna published May 24, 2012 — filed under: , ,
With MPs raising concerns over open-ended interpretations of restrictive terms in the rules seeking to regulate social media and internet, the government promised to evolve a consensus on points of contention.
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Kapil Sibal & Co shoot down motion to kill IT Rules: cite terrorism, drugs
by Prasad Krishna published May 24, 2012 last modified May 24, 2012 09:45 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011 (The Rules) continue to breathe after the statutory motion to annul them moved by member of parliament (MP) from Kerala P Rajeeve was defeated by voice vote in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.
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Vimeo Ban: More Web Censorship
by Prasad Krishna published May 24, 2012 — filed under: ,
When Indian users logged on to Vimeo and some other video-sharing websites Thursday morning, they were greeted by a rather unusual message: "Access to this site has been blocked as per Court Orders."
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Should the censors tighten Savita Bhabhi’s hook?*
by Prasad Krishna published May 02, 2012 last modified May 02, 2012 06:31 AM — filed under: ,
"Should the censors tighten Savita Bhabhi's hook, asks a blog entry published in Churumuri on May 1, 2012.
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Blog Entry Chilling Effects and Frozen Words
by Lawrence Liang published Apr 30, 2012 — filed under: , , , ,
What if the real danger is not that we lose our freedom of speech and expression but our sense of humour as a nation? Lawrence Liang's op-ed was published in the Hindu on April 30, 2012.
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Blog Entry Intermediary Liability in India: Chilling Effects on Free Expression on the Internet
by Rishabh Dara published Apr 27, 2012 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:22 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society in partnership with Google India conducted the Google Policy Fellowship 2011. This was offered for the first time in Asia Pacific as well as in India. Rishabh Dara was selected as a Fellow and researched upon issues relating to freedom of expression. The results of the paper demonstrate that the ‘Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011’ notified by the Government of India on April 11, 2011 have a chilling effect on free expression.
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Social Media 1, Indian Government 0
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 26, 2012 last modified Apr 27, 2012 04:44 AM — filed under: ,
The futility of the Indian government’s attempts to control what is posted on Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites was thrown into high relief this week, after a video purportedly showing Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singvi having sex in his office resulted in his resignation.
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Blog Entry India's Broken Internet Laws Need a Shot of Multi-stakeholderism
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 26, 2012 last modified Apr 26, 2012 01:45 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Cyber-laws in India are severely flawed, with neither lawyers nor technologists being able to understand them, and the Cyber-Law Group in DEIT being incapable of framing fair, just, and informed laws and policies. Pranesh Prakash suggests they learn from the DEIT's Internet Governance Division, and Brazil, and adopt multi-stakeholderism as a core principle of Internet policy-making.
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