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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: , , , ,
FOEX Live
Selections of news on online freedom of expression and digital technology from across India (and some parts of the world) by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jul 07, 2014 12:36 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Free Speech and Civil Defamation
Does defamation become a tool in powerful hands to suppress criticism? Gautam Bhatia examines the strict and unrealistic demands of defamation law, and ... by Gautam Bhatia last modified Jul 08, 2014 08:31 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Free Speech Policy in India: Community, Custom, Censorship, and the Future of Internet Regulation
This note summarises my panel contribution to the conference on Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age at New Delhi on 21 April 2015, which was organised by ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Aug 23, 2015 10:12 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Facebook and its Aversion to Anonymous and Pseudonymous Speech
Jessamine Mathew explores Facebook's "real name" policy and its implications for the right to free speech. by Jessamine Mathew last modified Jul 04, 2014 07:53 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Free Speech and Source Protection for Journalists
Gautam Bhatia explores journalistic source protection from the perspective of the right to freedom of speech & expression. In this post, he articulates clearly ... by Gautam Bhatia last modified Jun 19, 2014 08:10 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Pastebin, Dailymotion, Github blocked after DoT order: Report
A number of Indian users are reporting they're not able to access websites such as Pastebin, DailyMotion and Github while accessing the internet through ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2015 04:17 AM — Filed under: , , ,
No more 66A!
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has struck down Section 66A. Today was a great day for freedom of speech on the Internet! When Section 66A was in ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Mar 26, 2015 02:01 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
‘A safe Internet and a free Internet can co-exist’
Striking down of 66A kicked off celebrations in the IT capital. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 25, 2015 03:58 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Indian Supreme Court Overturns Law Barring ‘Offensive Messages’ Online
India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down legislation barring “offensive messages” online, saying it violated constitutional guarantees of free expression. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 25, 2015 04:18 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: , , , , ,
Good Intentions, Recalcitrant Text - I: Why India’s Proposal at the ITU is Troubling for Internet Freedoms
The UN's International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is hosting its Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14) this year in South Korea. At PP-14, India introduced a ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Nov 02, 2014 03:13 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Net neutrality: Net activism packs a punch
For the first time in the history of internet campaigns in India, a protest movement has successfully changed the course of a debate without having to take to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 09, 2015 09:02 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Indian government orders ISPs to block 857 porn websites
The Indian government has ordered a large number of porn websites to be blocked, creating an uproar among users and civil rights groups in the country. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:18 AM — Filed under: , ,
Proxies and VPNs: Why govt can't ban porn websites?
The government's move to block more than 800 pornographic websites has led experts to question whether this latest attempt to police the internet is even ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:26 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Ban on pornography temporary, says government
The government has taken a dramatic U-turn from its stated position on internet pornography. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:46 AM — Filed under: , ,
GNI and IAMAI Launch Interactive Slideshow Exploring Impact of India's Internet Laws
The Global Network Initiative and the Internet and Mobile Association of India have come together to explain how India’s Internet and technology laws impact ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Jul 17, 2014 12:01 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Role of Intermediaries in Countering Online Abuse
The Internet can be a hostile space and protecting users from abuse without curtailing freedom of expression requires a balancing act on the part of online ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Aug 02, 2015 04:38 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
India blocks access to 857 porn sites
India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 01:31 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Porn ban: People will soon learn to circumvent ISPs and govt orders, expert says
by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 01:47 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Porn block in India sparks outrage
India’s government has triggered a storm of protest after blocking 857 alleged pornography websites, with privacy and internet freedom campaigners, as well ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 02:10 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,