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Breaking Down Section 66A of the IT Act
Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which prescribes 'punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.' is widely held ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 14, 2012 09:51 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Whose Change is it Anyway?
This thought piece is an attempt to reflect critically on existing practices of “making change” and its implications for the future of citizen action in ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:56 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Negative of porn
The post deals with what has been written about Savita Bhabhi in an attempt to make sense of her peccadiloes and with the seeming futility of Porn studies ... by Namita A. Malhotra last modified Aug 02, 2011 08:35 AM — Filed under: , ,
Analysis of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010
CIS analyses the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010, from a public interest perspective to sift the good from the bad, and importantly to point out what crucial ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 21, 2011 06:01 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Fallacies, Lies, and Video Pirates
At a recent conference on counterfeiting and piracy, industry representatives variously pushed for stiffer laws for IP violation, more stringent enforcement of ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:43 AM — Filed under: ,
Analysis of the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2012
There are some welcome provisions in the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2012, and some worrisome provisions. Pranesh Prakash examines five positive changes, four ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Nov 12, 2013 02:13 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Super Cassettes v. MySpace
The Delhi High Court’s judgment in Super Cassettes v. MySpace last July is worrying for a number of reasons. The court failed to appreciate the working of ... by Ujwala Uppaluri last modified Oct 31, 2012 10:27 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Pervasive Mobile Technologies: Meet Our Mobile Devices!
As a part of the Pervasive Technologies: Access to Knowledge in the Marketplace research project, the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is researching 12 ... by Jadine Lannon last modified Dec 21, 2012 07:48 AM — Filed under: , ,
The All India Privacy Symposium: Conference Report
Privacy India, the Centre for Internet and Society and Society in Action Group, with support from the International Development Research Centre, Privacy ... by Natasha Vaz last modified Apr 30, 2012 05:16 AM — Filed under: , ,
List of Recommendations on the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 - Letter Submitted to the Members of Parliament
On Friday, March 11, the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. The Bill was ... by Amber Sinha, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Vanya Rakesh last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:50 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Fueling the Affordable Smartphone Revolution in India
Smartphones have emerged as the exemplar of mankind's quest for shrinking technologies. They embody the realization of a simple premise – that computing ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Mar 16, 2016 03:23 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC) 2016 - Studying Internet in India: Call for Sessions (Extended to Nov 22)
With great excitement, we are announcing the beginning of an annual conference series titled Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC), the first edition of which ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Nov 15, 2015 07:48 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Open Letter to PM Modi on Intellectual Property Rights issues on His Visit to the United States of America in September, 2015
This is an open letter by CIS to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in light of his impending visit to the USA. This letter asks the Prime Minister to urge ... by Pranesh Prakash and Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Sep 25, 2015 06:43 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Making Public Libraries Accessible to People with Disabilities
The Centre for Internet & Society was one of the 20 disability rights groups that wrote to the Ministry of Culture on January 23, 2013 seeking remedial action ... by Rahul Cherian last modified Jan 24, 2013 11:10 AM — Filed under: ,
White Paper on RTI and Privacy V1.2
This white paper explores the relationship between privacy and transparency in the context of the right to information in India. Analysing pertinent case law ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Nov 09, 2014 02:53 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Round Table on Assessing the Efficacy of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Public Initiatives: A Report
Zainab Bawa reports on the Round Table on Assessing the Efficacy of Information and Communication Technologies for Public Initiatives, hosted by the Centre for ... by Sanchia de Souza last modified Aug 20, 2011 10:28 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader
For millions of internet users around the globe, the search for new knowledge begins with Wikipedia. The encyclopedia’s rapid rise, novel organization, and ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 13, 2011 07:24 AM — Filed under: ,
Wikiwars: 12th, 13th January, Bangalore
The Centre for Internet and Society and the Institute of Network Cultures brought together a critical range of scholars, academicians, practitioners, artists ... by Nishant Shah last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — Filed under: ,
WikiWars - A report
The Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore and the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, hosted WikiWars – an international event that brought ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 06, 2010 11:21 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
CPOV : Wikipedia Research Initiative
The Second event, towards building the Critical Point of View Reader on Wikipedia, brings a range of scholars, practitioners, theorists and activists to ... by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Critical Point of View: Videos
The Second event for the Critical Point of View reader on Wikipedia was held in Amsterdam, by the Institute of Network Cultures and the Centre for Internet and ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 20, 2010 08:04 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Locating Internets: Histories of the Internet(s) in India — Research Training and Curriculum Workshop: Call for Participation
Deadline for submission: 26th July 2011-06-08; When: 19th - 22nd August, 2011; Where: Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 21, 2011 06:00 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Big Data and Positive Social Change in the Developing World: A White Paper for Practitioners and Researchers
I was a part of a working group writing a white paper on big data and social change, over the last six months. This white paper was produced by a group of ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 01, 2014 03:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
An Analysis of the Cases Filed under Section 46 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 for Adjudication in the State of Maharashtra
This is a brief review of some of the cases related to privacy filed under section 46 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 ("the Act") seeking adjudication ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Oct 01, 2013 03:29 PM — Filed under: , ,
Net Neutrality Resources
Submissions by the Centre for Internet and Society to TRAI and DoT, 2015-2017. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 22, 2017 09:11 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Analysis of Aadhaar Act in the Context of A.P. Shah Committee Principles
Whilst there are a number of controversies relating to the Aadhaar Act including the fact that it was introduced in a manner so as to circumvent the majority ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:43 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
DeitY says 143 URLs have been Blocked in 2015; Procedure for Blocking Content Remains Opaque and in Urgent Need of Transparency Measures
Across India on 30 December 2014, following an order issued by the Department of Telecom (DOT), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) blocked 32 websites including ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Apr 30, 2015 07:37 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Inclusive Financial Services - Global Trends in Accessibility Requirements
Inclusive Financial Services is a G3ict White Paper researched in cooperation with the Centre for Internet and Society. The research paper comprises a Foreword ... by Nirmita Narasimhan last modified May 03, 2015 06:55 AM — Filed under: , ,
Response to TRAI Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-Top (OTT) Services
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) sent a joint response to the TRAI Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-top (OTT) Services with ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified May 09, 2015 11:27 AM — Filed under: ,
DesiSec: Cybersecurity and Civil Society in India
As part of its project on mapping cyber security actors in South Asia and South East Asia, the Centre for Internet & Society conducted a series of interviews ... by Laird Brown last modified Jun 29, 2015 04:25 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,