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Ruling in India shields Web posts
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 27, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
The Supreme Court in India struck down a section of its country’s information technology act Tuesday that had made it illegal for anyone to spread ‘‘offensive messages’’ on electronic devices and resulted in arrests over posts on Facebook and other social media.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 26, 2015 last modified Apr 17, 2015 01:44 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Much confusion has resulted from the Section 66A verdict. Some people are convinced that online speech is now without any reasonable restrictions under Article 19 (2) of the Constitution. This is completely false.
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India’s Supreme Court strikes down law that led to Facebook arrests
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 last modified Mar 27, 2015 12:29 AM — filed under: , , , ,
India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a provision of a law that made it illegal to spread “offensive messages” on electronic devices and resulted in arrests over posts on Facebook and other social media.
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I dare you, I double dare you: Social media celebrates Sec 66A verdict
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
Users across social media platforms on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court's scrapping of the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, hailing it as a measure that will strengthen freedom of expression online.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India's section 66A scrapped: Win for free speech
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
India's Supreme Court court has struck down a law that made posting "offensive" comments on the internet a crime punishable by a jail term of up to three years. But, for the free speech campaigners, there is more work to do, writes technology writer Prasanto K Roy.
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Live Chat: Win for Free Speech
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 last modified Mar 26, 2015 04:07 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Join us for a live chat at 5.30 pm on SC striking down the Section 66A of the IT Act which had permitted the arrest of people for posting "offensive content" on the internet.
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IT Leaders, Lawyers Welcome SC Ruling on 66A of the IT Act
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 last modified Mar 26, 2015 03:58 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The Supreme Court of India has delivered a landmark judgment in scrapping section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which prescribed 'punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.' and had been branded as grossly 'unconstitutional' by various lawyers and legal advisors.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Indian Court Strikes Down Section of Law Punishing Offensive Posts
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a section of a law that allowed the authorities to jail people for offensive online posts, in a judgment that was regarded as a landmark ruling on free speech in India.
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What the experts said on live chat
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
Three eminent panellists shared their views and answered questions from readers on the Supreme Court verdict striking down Section 66 A of the IT Act that allowed the arrest of people posting “offensive content” on the Internet, in a live chat hosted by The Hindu.
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Blog Entry Historic day for freedom of speech and expression in India
by Vidushi Marda published Mar 26, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
In a petition that finds its origin in a simple status message on Facebook, Shreya Singhal vs Union of India marks a historic reinforcement of the freedom of speech and expression in India.
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