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Campaign against curbs on websites gathers steam
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
For political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and his blogger-cum-journalist friend Alok Dixit, who both ran a website against corruption, a tryst with the blind side of law triggered their mission against “gagging” of the new-age Indian Internet user.
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Expect anti-net censorship echo in house
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 25, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
For the anti-Internet censorship movement in the country, hope is now in sight. Their fight against the intermediary provisions (section 79) of the IT laws, according to which, an intermediary (website, domain owner) would have to take off content that a third party (or complainant) finds ‘objectionable,’ without any room for appeal, has now garnered the attention of the government itself. What is at stake is our fundamental rights, warns CPM Member of Parliament P Rajeeve, who was perhaps the first at the government level to realise that there was a gaping hole in the provision, and took up the matter in the Rajya Sabha.
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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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A beauty’s blog creates furore
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 11, 2012 last modified Apr 11, 2012 03:50 AM — filed under: , ,
Her first Tamil poetry anthology Otraiyilaiyena (As a single leaf) saw three editions and the second one Ulagin Azhagiya Muthal Penn (The first beautiful woman in the world) invited mixed reactions like Iyal Poetry Award and a call for a ban by Hindu Makkal Katchi. Parathaiyarul Raani (Queen of sluts) her third collection was a reaction to all the moral policing.
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Blog Entry Intermediary Liability in India: Chilling Effects on Free Expression on the Internet 2011
by Rishabh Dara published Apr 10, 2012 last modified Apr 21, 2012 06:05 PM — filed under: , , ,
Intermediaries are widely recognised as essential cogs in the wheel of exercising the right to freedom of expression on the Internet. Most major jurisdictions around the world have introduced legislations for limiting intermediary liability in order to ensure that this wheel does not stop spinning. With the 2008 amendment of the Information Technology Act 2000, India joined the bandwagon and established a ‘notice and takedown’ regime for limiting intermediary liability.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Statutory Motion Against Intermediary Guidelines Rules
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 26, 2012 last modified Apr 03, 2012 09:35 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Rajya Sabha MP, Shri P. Rajeev has moved a motion that the much-criticised Intermediary Guidelines Rules be annulled.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Save Your Voice — A movement against Web censorship
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 13, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
‘Save Your Voice (SYV)’ is a movement against Web censorship and its main demand is the repealing of the Information Technology Act, said SYV founders, Aseem Trividi, a cartoonist, and Alok Dixit, a journalist, on Monday.
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Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi v. Facebook and Ors (Order dated December 20, 2011)
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 20, 2012 last modified Feb 20, 2012 06:02 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
This is the order passed on December 20, 2011 by Addl. Civil Judge Mukesh Kumar of the Rohini Courts, New Delhi. All errors of spelling, syntax, logic, and law are present in the original.
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
India won't censor social media: Telecom Minister
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 15, 2012 last modified Mar 01, 2012 07:15 AM — filed under: , ,
India does not intend to censor online social networks such as Facebook, a minister said Tuesday, but he demanded that they obey the same rules governing the press and other media. The article by AFP was published in the Tribune on February 14, 2012.
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Blog Entry World Narrow Web
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 13, 2012 last modified Mar 27, 2012 04:00 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Censorship and how govt reacts to it may push us to country-specific networks, writes Pranesh Prakash in an article published in the Indian Express on 4 February 2012.
Located in Internet Governance