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Open Letter to the Vatican: Request for Holy See to Comment on IPR
Due to the Holy See’s demonstrated pro-access position to medicines and published materials for persons with disabilities, the Centre for Internet and Society ... by Samantha Cassar last modified Jan 31, 2014 07:14 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India internet: clean-up or censorship?
Is India going the way of China? Not when it comes to development indicators. Or enhanced infrastructure. Or economic power. But in another category at which ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 16, 2012 11:17 AM — Filed under: , ,
Janhit Manch & Ors. v. The Union of India
The petition sought a blanket ban on pornographic websites. The NGO had argued that websites displaying sexually explicit content had an adverse influence, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 18, 2012 11:57 AM — Filed under: , ,
Spy in the Web
The government’s proposed pre-censorship rules undermine the intelligence of an online user and endanger democracy. by Nishant Shah last modified Mar 26, 2012 06:38 AM — Filed under: , ,
India's Techies Angered Over Internet Censorship Plan
India has the world's largest democracy, and one of the most rambunctious. Millions of its young people are cutting edge when it comes to high-tech. Yet the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 22, 2011 05:30 AM — Filed under: , ,
Karthikeyan R v Union of India
The court refused to direct the government to take proactive steps to curb access to Internet pornography stating that such matters require case-by-case ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 18, 2012 11:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
Is India Ignoring its own Internet Protections?
India’s information technology law of 2008 limits the liability of Internet companies for material posted on their Web sites by users, including anything ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2012 05:33 AM — 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: , , , , , , , ,
The Web of Our Strife
At the 66th session of the UN General Assembly, India proposed the formation of a Committee on Internet-Related Policies (CIRP) to address what it sees as a ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 04, 2012 05:45 AM — Filed under: ,
Indian Internet Lawsuit Puts Spotlight on Freedom of Expression
In India, Internet giants such as Google and Facebook are fighting a lawsuit after the government authorized their prosecution for online content on their ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 19, 2012 08:59 AM — Filed under: , ,
Clash of the cyberworlds
In an increasingly digital world, the issue of Internet freedom and governance has become hugely contested. Censorship and denial of access occur across the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 15, 2013 06:57 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Private sector censors
If business decides what’s ‘good’ and ‘bad’ speech, it can lead to multiple interpretations and arbitrary decisions. The article by Salil Tripathi was ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 26, 2012 01:30 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Post and be Damned
Your careless comments online could put you in jail, thanks to Section 66A of the Information Technology Act. Kavitha Shanmugam examines a law that some ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 19, 2012 03:40 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Second Response to Draft National Policy on Open Standards for e-Governance
Another draft (labelled "version 2", dated May 26, 2009) of the draft national policy on open standards for e-governance was made available to Fosscomm, while ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 07, 2009 04:49 PM — 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: , , ,
Censorship makes India fall two places on global internet freedom chart
A recently released global report on the internet freedom rated India 39th in 2012, a slip from two places last year. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 27, 2012 10:37 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India blocks more than 250 Web sites for inciting hate, panic
Nearly 80 people have been killed and 400,000 displaced in fighting between Muslims and India’s Hindu Bodo tribespeople in Assam, a northeastern state of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 22, 2012 04:38 AM — Filed under: , , ,
A provisional definition for the Cultural Last Mile
In the first of his entries, Ashish Rajadhyaksha gives his own spin on the 'Last Mile' problem that has been at the crux of all public technologies. Shifting ... by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 02, 2011 08:57 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
India's struggle for online freedom
"65 years since your independence," a new battle for freedom is under way in India — according to a YouTube video uploaded by an Indian member of Anonymous, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2012 06:39 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
No more blocking of entire websites?
The Madras HC has taken one step to ensure that entire websites are no longer blocked, but it doesn't mean that arbitrary takedowns will cease. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 26, 2012 09:47 AM — Filed under: , ,
MPs to be taught ‘draconian’ IT Act Rules as 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: , , , ,
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
Has the Indian government lost its sense of humour? That’s what some in India were asking as word spread that authorities had pressured Twitter into blocking ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 24, 2012 12:33 PM — Filed under: , ,
Internet expert Pranesh Prakash criticizes Indian cyber blockades
The government's attempts to block social media accounts and websites that it blames for spreading panic have been inept and possibly illegal, a top internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 24, 2012 12:58 PM — Filed under: , , ,
India seeks a tighter grip on social media
India, with the world's third largest number of Facebook users, is clamping down on social media after recent posting of inflammatory videos on Web sites. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 25, 2012 03:02 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Govt in line of fire over web censorship
Social media abuzz with allegations of government gagging free speech in the garb of curbing hate messages. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 25, 2012 03:13 AM — Filed under: , , ,
How ISPs block websites and why it doesn’t help
Banning websites is ineffective against malicious users as workarounds are easy and well known. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 25, 2012 06:56 AM — Filed under: , , ,
What lurks beneath the Network
There is a series of buzzwords that have become a naturalised part of discussions around digital social media—participation, collaboration, peer-2-peer, ... by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 25, 2012 07:10 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Tweets and twits
The orders issued by the Ministry of Communication and IT to block more than 300 items on the Internet, including Twitter handles, Facebook pages, YouTube ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 25, 2012 07:45 AM — Filed under: , , ,