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Invisible Censorship: How the Government Censors Without Being Seen
The Indian government wants to censor the Internet without being seen to be censoring the Internet. This article by Pranesh Prakash shows how the government ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jan 04, 2012 08:59 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Parliament panel blasts govt over ambiguous internet laws
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Subordinate Legislation has come out with a report in which it has lambasted the government and asked it to make ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 28, 2013 08:37 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Department of Telecommunications Order u/s. 69A IT Act Blocking 32 URLS
On December 17, 2014, the Dept. of Telecommunications blocked 32 URLs (as it was ordered to do so by the by Dept. of Electronics & IT — specifically the ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 31, 2014 02:36 PM — Filed under: , ,
Department of Telecommunications Order u/s. 69A IT Act Blocking 32 URLS (2014-12-17, compressed version)
On December 17, 2014, the Dept. of Telecommunications blocked 32 URLs (as it was ordered to do so by the by Dept. of Electronics & IT — specifically the ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 31, 2014 02:48 PM — Filed under: , ,
Department of Telecommunications Order u/s. 69A IT Act Blocking 32 URLS (2014-12-17, plaintext version)
by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 31, 2014 03:21 PM — Filed under: , ,
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: , , , ,
Live Chat: Win for Free Speech
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" ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 26, 2015 04:07 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
I dare you, I double dare you: Social media celebrates Sec 66A verdict
Users across social media platforms on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court's scrapping of the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 26, 2015 04:33 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Ruling in India shields Web posts
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 ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 27, 2015 12:38 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India's Online Freedom Advocates Hail Court Ruling on Free Speech
Online freedom advocates in India are hailing a court ruling that struck down a controversial law seen as infringing free speech on the Internet. But in a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 27, 2015 01:43 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India's Supreme Court Axes Online Censorship Law, But Challenges Remain
The Supreme Court of India took a remarkable step to protect free expression on March 24, 2015, striking down controversial section 66A of the IT Act that ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Mar 27, 2015 02:38 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
What 66A Judgment Means For Free Speech Online
This week India's Supreme Court redefined the boundaries of freedom of speech on the internet. With the Court's decision in Shreya Singhal & Ors. v. Union of ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Mar 27, 2015 04:50 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
SC has set a high threshold for tolerance: Lawrence Liang
Lawyer-activist Lawrence Liang on why SC upheld section 69A and the implications of striking down section 66A. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 28, 2015 04:18 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
66A DEAD. LONG LIVE 66A!
Last Tuesday, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo walked into Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office. India's most compulsive and most-followed tweeter, Modi, as Gujarat ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 01, 2015 02:11 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Supreme Court Judgment in Shreya Singhal and What It Does for Intermediary Liability in India?
Even as free speech advocates and users celebrate the Supreme Court of India's landmark judgment striking down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act of ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Apr 17, 2015 11:59 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Accessing pirated content might lead to prison term & Rs 3-lakh fine
India puts onus of downloading and viewing pirated content on individuals. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2016 02:47 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: , , ,
Statutory Motion Against Intermediary Guidelines Rules
Rajya Sabha MP, Shri P. Rajeev has moved a motion that the much-criticised Intermediary Guidelines Rules be annulled. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 03, 2012 09:35 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
India's Broken Internet Laws Need a Shot of Multi-stakeholderism
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 ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 26, 2012 01:45 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
FOEX Live: May 26-27, 2014
A selection of news from across India implicating online freedom of expression and use of digital technology by Geetha Hariharan last modified May 27, 2014 12:42 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
FOEX Live: May 28-29, 2014
A selection of news from across India with a bearing on online freedom of expression and use of digital technology by Geetha Hariharan last modified May 29, 2014 08:58 AM — Filed under: , , ,
A Review of the Functioning of the Cyber Appellate Tribunal and Adjudicatory Officers under the IT Act
Tribunals and quasi-judicial bodies are a regular feature of the Indian judicial system, as they provide for easier and less onerous methods for dispute ... by Divij Joshi last modified Jul 03, 2014 05:43 AM — Filed under: , ,
Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi v. Facebook and Ors (Order dated December 20, 2011)
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 ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Feb 20, 2012 06:02 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
IT (Amendment) Act, 2008, 69A Rules: Draft and Final Version Comparison
Jadine Lannon has performed a clause-by-clause comparison of the 69A draft rules and 69A rules for Section 69A of the IT Act in order to better understand how ... by Jadine Lannon last modified Apr 30, 2013 10:10 AM — Filed under: ,
Analysing Latest List of Blocked Sites (Communalism & Rioting Edition)
Pranesh Prakash does preliminary analysis on a leaked list of the websites blocked from August 18, 2012 till August 21, 2012 by the Indian government. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 06, 2012 11:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
CIS Welcomes Standing Committee Report on IT Rules
The Centre for Internet and Society welcomes the report by the Standing Committee on Subordinate Legislation, in which it has lambasted the government and has ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 03, 2013 10:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
FOEX Live: June 1-7, 2014
A weekly selection of news on online freedom of expression and digital technology from across India (and some parts of the world). by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 07, 2014 01:33 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Mixed signals? Supreme Court notices to states on Facebook arrests
In wake of the recent arrests of UP-based scholar Kanwal Bharti and Andhra-based PUCL activist Jaya Vindhyala over their Facebook posts, NDTV aired a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 28, 2013 08:42 AM — Filed under: ,
MPs to be taught ‘draconian’ IT Act Rules as India.net support galvanises for annul motion
The blog post by Prachi Shrivastava was published in Legally India on April 23, 2012. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 25, 2012 10:39 AM — Filed under: , ,
Views | Why the Left may for once be right
On the opening day of the upcoming parliamentary session on Tuesday, the Rajya Sabha is set to vote on an annulment motion against the IT rules, moved by P. ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 25, 2012 11:48 AM — Filed under: , , , ,