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Online Pre-Censorship is Harmful and Impractical
The Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Mr. Kapil Sibal wants Internet intermediaries to pre-censor content uploaded by their users. ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 12, 2011 05:00 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Intermediary liability law needs updating
The time has come for India to exert its foreign policy muscle. There is a less charitable name for intermediary liability regimes like Sec 79 of the IT Act — ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Feb 13, 2019 12:05 AM — Filed under: ,
Webinar on counter-comments to the draft Intermediary Guidelines
CCAOI and the ISOC Delhi Chapter organised a webinar on February 11 to discuss the comments submitted to the Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines ... by Admin last modified Feb 22, 2019 01:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
Reading the Fine Script: Service Providers, Terms and Conditions and Consumer Rights
This year, an increasing number of incidents, related to consumer rights and service providers, have come to light. This blog illustrates the facts of the ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Jul 04, 2014 06:31 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Minimising Legal Risks of Online Intermediaries while Protecting User Rights
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in partnership with Software Freedom Law Centre ( is organizing a workshop during the APrIGF event to be held ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 29, 2014 07:50 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Constitutional Analysis of the Information Technology (Intermediaries' Guidelines) Rules, 2011
Ujwala Uppaluri provides a constitutional analysis of the Information Technology (Intermediaries' Guidelines) Rules notified in April 2011, and examines its ... by Ujwala Uppaluri last modified Oct 31, 2012 08:44 AM — Filed under: , ,
Summary Report Internet Governance Forum 2015
Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India participated in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held at Poeta Ronaldo Cunha Lima Conference Center, Joao ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Nov 30, 2015 10:47 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
How India Makes E-books Easier to Ban than Books (And How We Can Change That)
Without getting into questions of what should and should not be unlawful speech, Pranesh Prakash chooses to take a look at how Indian law promotes arbitrary ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Feb 21, 2012 11:50 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: , , , ,
Rethinking the intermediary liability regime in India
The article consolidates some of our broad thematic concerns with the draft amendments to the intermediary liability rules, published by MeitY last December. ... by Torsha Sarkar last modified Aug 16, 2019 01:49 AM — Filed under: , ,
The Take Down of Free Speech Online
As part of a study to access rate of compliance, in 2011, the Centre for Internet and Society Bangalore sent frivolous “take down” requests to seven prominent ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 06, 2014 05:19 AM — Filed under: ,
A trust deficit between advertisers and publishers is leading to fake news
Transparency regulations is need of the hour. And urgently for election and political advertising. What do the ads look like? Who paid for them? Who was the ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Oct 02, 2018 06:44 AM — Filed under: , ,
India- EU FTA: A Note on the Copyright Issues
In this blog post, Nehaa Chaudhari gives us an overview of some of the provisions of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the copyright issues identified ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Jul 03, 2013 06:47 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
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: , , , , , , , , ,
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: , , , , , , , ,
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: , , , , ,
Google Policy Fellowship Programme: Call for Applications
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is inviting applications for the Google Policy Fellowship programme. Google is providing a USD 7,500 stipend to the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 24, 2012 03:38 PM — 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: , , , , , ,
Roundtable on Intermediary Liability and Gender Based Violence at the Digital Citizen Summit, 2018
Akriti Bopanna and Ambika Tandon conducted a panel on 'Gender and Intermediary Liability' at the Digital Citizen Summit, hosted by the Digital Empowerment ... by Admin last modified Nov 07, 2018 02:55 AM — Filed under: ,
Zero Draft of Content Removal Best Practices White Paper
EFF and CIS Intermediary Liability Project is aimed towards the creation of a set of principles for intermediary liability in consultation with groups of ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Sep 10, 2014 07:11 AM — Filed under: ,
Webinar on the draft Intermediary Guidelines Amendment Rules
CCAOI and the ISOC Delhi Chapter organised a webinar on January 10 to discuss the draft "The Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines (Amendment) ... by Admin last modified Jan 18, 2019 02:13 AM — Filed under: , ,
MediaNama roundtables on intermediary liability rules
MediaNama hosted one policy round-table on Intermediary Liability protections in Bangalore and another round-table in New Delhi, to discuss inputs sought by ... by Admin last modified Feb 17, 2019 03:59 PM — Filed under: ,
Response to the Draft of The Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018
In this response, we aim to examine whether the draft rules meet tests of constitutionality and whether they are consistent with the parent Act. We also ... by Gurshabad Grover, Elonnai Hickok, Arindrajit Basu, Akriti last modified Feb 07, 2019 08:06 AM — Filed under: , ,
2019 International Asia Conference
ITECHLAW organized the 2019 edition of International Asia Conference at JW Marriott hotel in Bangalore on January 31, 2019 and February 1, 2019. Sunil Abraham ... by Admin last modified Feb 19, 2019 12:23 AM — Filed under: ,
A look at two problematic provisions of the draft Anti-trafficking bill
This post examines two badly drafted provisions of the new Anti-Trafficking bill that have the potential to severely impinge upon the Freedom of Expression, ... by Swaraj Paul Barooah last modified Aug 18, 2018 09:21 AM — Filed under: , ,
India: The New Front Line in the Global Struggle for Internet Freedom
The government tussles with Internet freedom activists in the world's largest democracy. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2012 07:10 AM — Filed under: , , ,
A beauty’s blog creates furore
Her first Tamil poetry anthology Otraiyilaiyena (As a single leaf) saw three editions and the second one Ulagin Azhagiya Muthal Penn (The first beautiful woman ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 11, 2012 03:50 AM — Filed under: , ,
IT (Amendment) Act, 2008, 69 Rules: Draft and Final Version Comparison
Jadine Lannon has performed a clause-by-clause comparison of the Draft 69 Rules and official 69 Rules under Section 69B in order to better understand how the ... by Jadine Lannon last modified Apr 30, 2013 09:56 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: , , , , ,