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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: , , , , ,
Intermediary Liability in India: Chilling Effects on Free Expression on the Internet
The Centre for Internet & Society in partnership with Google India conducted the Google Policy Fellowship 2011. This was offered for the first time in Asia ... by Rishabh Dara last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:22 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
India limits social media after civil unrest
Indian officials have gone too far in limiting text messages and pressuring local Internet firms as well as Twitter and others to block accounts, critics say. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 11:59 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Rebuttal of DIT's Misleading Statements on New Internet Rules
The press statement issued on May 11 by the Department of Information Technology (DIT) on the furore over the newly-issued rules on 'intermediary due ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 11, 2012 01:18 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Killing the Internet Softly with Its Rules
While regulation of the Internet is a necessity, the Department of IT, through recent Rules under the IT Act, is guilty of over-regulation. This ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 20, 2011 12:51 PM — Filed under: , ,
CIS Para-wise Comments on Intermediary Due Diligence Rules, 2011
On February 7th 2011, the Department of Information Technology, MCIT published draft rules on its website (The Information Technology (Due diligence observed ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 11, 2012 10:27 AM — Filed under: , ,
Comments on the Draft Rules under the Information Technology Act
The Centre for Internet and Society commissioned an advocate, Ananth Padmanabhan, to produce a comment on the Draft Rules that have been published by the ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 21, 2011 06:13 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Primer on the New IT Act
With this draft information bulletin, we briefly discuss some of the problems with the Information Technology Act, and invite your comments. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:41 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Why should we care about takedown timeframes?
The issue of content takedown timeframe - the time period an intermediary is allotted to respond to a legal takedown order - has received considerably less ... by Torsha Sarkar last modified Apr 10, 2020 04:58 AM — Filed under: , ,
Chilling Effects and Frozen Words
What if the real danger is not that we lose our freedom of speech and expression but our sense of humour as a nation? Lawrence Liang's op-ed was published in ... by Lawrence Liang last modified Apr 30, 2012 07:32 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
You Have the Right to Remain Silent
Reflecting upon the state of freedom of speech and expression in India, in the wake of the shut-down of the political satire website by Nishant Shah last modified Jul 22, 2013 06:59 AM — 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: , , , ,
UN Special Rapporteur Report on Freedom of Expression and the Private Sector: A Significant Step Forward
On 6 June 2016, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, released a report on ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Jun 08, 2016 05:27 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,