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The generation of e-Emergency
The next generation of censorship technology is expected to be ‘real-time content manipulation’ through ISPs and Internet companies. by Sunil Abraham last modified Jun 29, 2015 04:40 PM — Filed under: , ,
Shreya Singhal and 66A
Most software code has dependencies. Simple and reproducible methods exist for mapping and understanding the impact of these dependencies. Legal code also has ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 19, 2015 08:09 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
Much confusion has resulted from the Section 66A verdict. Some people are convinced that online speech is now without any reasonable restrictions under Article ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 17, 2015 01:44 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Multiple Aspects Need to be Addressed as the Clamour Grows for Network Neutrality
In the global debate there are four violations of Network Neutrality that are considered particularly egregious. by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 16, 2015 01:33 PM — Filed under: ,
Big win for freedom of speech. Really?
The 66A ruling was historic, but what about the provisions regulating speech online and offline that still exist within the ITA, the IPC and other laws. by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 29, 2015 01:20 AM
Internet censorship will continue in opaque fashion
A division bench of the Supreme Court has ruled on three sections of the Information Technology Act 2000 - Section 66A, Section 79 and Section 69A. The ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 26, 2015 02:07 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Availability and Accessibility of Government Information in Public Domain
The information provided on most Government websites such as Acts, notifications, rules, orders, minutes of meetings and consultations, etc. is usually in the ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 30, 2014 01:25 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Privacy vs. Transparency: An Attempt at Resolving the Dichotomy
The right to privacy has been articulated in international law and in some national laws. In a few countries where the constitution does not explicitly ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 08, 2015 06:26 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Net Freedom Campaign Loses its Way
A recent global meet was a victory for governments and the private sector over civil society interests. by Sunil Abraham last modified May 27, 2014 11:07 AM — Filed under: , ,
Very Big Brother
The Centre for Internet and Society, the organization I work for, currently serves on a committee established by the Government of India's Department of ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 14, 2014 11:39 AM — Filed under: ,
Who Governs the Internet? Implications for Freedom and National Security
The second half of last year has been quite momentous for Internet governance thanks to Edward Snowden. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian President ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 05, 2014 04:23 PM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy worries cloud Facebook's WhatsApp Deal
Privacy activists in the United States have asked the competition regulator or the Federal Trade Commission to put on hold Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp. ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 20, 2014 05:59 AM — Filed under: ,
The Fight for Digital Sovereignty
It is time to incorporate free software principles to address the issue of privacy. Thanks to the revelations of Edward Snowden, a former contractor to the ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Oct 25, 2013 07:29 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy Law Must Fit the Bill
The process of updating Indian privacy policy has gained momentum ever since the launch of the UID project and also the leak of the Radia tapes. The Department ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 12, 2013 06:25 AM — Filed under: ,
Freedom from Monitoring: India Inc Should Push For Privacy Laws
More surveillance than absolutely necessary actually undermines the security objective. by Sunil Abraham last modified Aug 21, 2013 07:04 AM — Filed under: , ,
Don’t SLAPP free speech
IIPM is proving adept at the tactical use of lawsuits to stifle criticism, despite safeguards. THE DEPARTMENT of Telecommunications, on 14 February, issued ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Feb 28, 2013 11:22 AM — Filed under: , ,
Pervasive Technologies: Access to Knowledge in the Market Place — A Presentation by Sunil Abraham
The 2012 Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest was organized in Rio de Janeiro from December 15 to 17, 2012. The Centre for Internet ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Feb 13, 2013 07:05 AM — Filed under: , ,
TV versus Social Media: The Rights and Wrongs
For most ordinary Netizens, everyday speech on social media has as much impact as graffiti in a toilet, and therefore employing the 'principle of equivalence' ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Jan 21, 2013 03:09 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Online Censorship: How Government should Approach Regulation of Speech
Why is there a constant brouhaha in India about online censorship? What must be done to address this? by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 05, 2012 07:06 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Five Monkeys & Ice-cold Water
The Indian government provides leadership, both domestically and internationally, when it comes to access to knowledge. by Sunil Abraham last modified Oct 30, 2012 10:43 AM — Filed under: ,
To regulate Net intermediaries or not is the question
Given the disruption to public order caused by the mass exodus of North-Eastern Indians from several cities, the government has had for the first time in many ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Aug 26, 2012 06:12 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Censoring the Internet: A brief manual
Blocking websites on the Internet should be proportionate to harm they intend. However, the government of India's approach is against the principles of natural ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Aug 24, 2012 09:39 AM — Filed under: , ,
ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ನಿರ್ಬಂಧಗಳ ನಿರ್ವಹಣೆ
ಸ್ವತಂತ್ರ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಠಾನದ ಸ್ಥಾಪಕ ರಿಚರ್ಡ್ ಸ್ಟಾಲ್‌ಮನ್ ಡಿಆರ್‌ಎಂ (ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ರೈಟ್ಸ್ ಮ್ಯಾನೇಜ್‌ಮೆಂಟ್) ಎಂಬ ಪರಿಕಲ್ಪನೆಯನ್ನು `ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ರೆಸ್ಟ್ರಿಕ್ಷನ್ ಮ್ಯಾನೇಜ್ಮೆಂಟ್` ಎಂದು ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Jun 18, 2012 11:19 AM — Filed under: ,
Copyright Amendment: Bad, but Could Have Been Much Worse
The changes to the Copyright Act protect the disabled - but are restrictive about cover versions and web freedom, writes Sunil Abraham in this article ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Jun 15, 2012 12:29 PM — Filed under: ,
Open letter to Hillary Clinton on Internet Freedom
Last month I wrote an open letter to Hillary Clinton. It was based on a presentation I that I made during a panel discussion at a Google sponsored conference ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 04, 2012 08:28 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Two Tales of Transparency!
In a single week, two global Internet giants announce transparency efforts that have direct implications for privacy and free speech. by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 11, 2012 12:09 PM
Patented Games
Some prefer Steve Jobs, patron saint of perfection, others prefer Nicholas Negroponte, messiah of the masses. While Mr Jobs may be guilty of contributing to ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 08, 2012 12:14 PM — Filed under: ,
Do we need the Aadhar scheme?
"Decentralisation and privacy are preconditions for security. Digital signatures don’t require centralised storage and are much more resilient in terms of ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Feb 03, 2012 10:11 AM — Filed under: ,
Sense and Censorship
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) bills, at the US House of Representatives and Senate, respectively, appear to enforce property ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Jan 31, 2012 06:15 AM — Filed under: , ,
The Quixotic Fight to Clean up the Web
The ongoing attempt to pre-screen online content won’t change anything. It will only drive netizens into the arms of criminals, writes Sunil Abraham in this ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Jan 26, 2012 08:53 PM — Filed under: , , ,