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THE IT ACT – INTERPRETATION & MISINTERPRETATION

Mishi Choudhary, Executive Director of SFLC.in participated in a discussion on Section 66A and Section 79 of the IT Act, the amendments made to it and the use and misuse of the same, with Madhu Trehan on News Laundry. Part 1 of the discussion Part 2 of the discussion

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Mouthshut case: the media got it all wrong

Article written by Mishi Choudhary, Executive Director, SFLC.in about the media coverage on the Mouthshut.com case in the Supreme Court challenging the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules. Read more : http://www.thehoot.org/web/freetracker/storynew.php?storyid=517&sectionId=9

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Citizen Journalist Show, CNN IBN – 16th July 2013

On 16th June 2013, Prasanth and Surendran from SFLC.IN participated in a Google Hangout on the topic of Online Privacy.

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The Social Network, NDTV, 16th July 2013

Prasanth Sugathan, Senior Counsel at SFLC.IN appeared on a talk show on Section 66A of the IT Act

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For openness in data use

News article quoting Prasanth, Counsel at SFLC.in about the kind of licensing that should be followed while releasing Government data to the public domain. Read more: http://www.governancenow.com/news/regular-story/openness-data-use

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What really led to the Vimeo blocking?

A news article on Rediff.com based on the reply received for the RTI application we had filed regarding the blocking of some websites including Vimeo.com by several ISPs in India. Read more :http://www.rediff.com/news/special/what-really-led-to-the-vimeo-blocking-special/20120705.htm

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MTNL Responds To SFLC’s RTI: Copyright Labs Wanted 272 Websites To Be Blocked

Article written by Prasanth Sugathan, Counsel at SFLC.in on the RTI we had filed seeking information about instances of website blocking.The reply showed how agents of copyright owners have misrepresented the Court order and forced ISPs to block these websites MTNL Responds To SFLC’s RTI: Copyright Labs Wanted 272 Websites To Be Blocked

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Rajya Sabha to consider repealing Kapil Sibal’s IT Rules

Mishi Choudhary Executive Director, SFLC.in was quoted in this article about the motion moved by P Rajeeve, Rajya Sabha member from the Communist Party of India-Marxist. The motion was moved in the house to consider repealing the IT Rules that were promulgated in April 2011. Read more :http://www.rediff.com/news/special/rajya-sabha-to-consider-repealing-kapil-sibals-it-rules-special/20120419.htm

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Raised voices against Internet Censorship

Press coverage of the protest organized by SFLC in association with Free Software Movement of Karnataka, at Bangalore against the amendments being made to the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011. Link to this article : http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/article3340327.ece

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Activists demand scrapping IT rule

A group of NGOs demanded scrapping of the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011 which mandated taking down the contents from a website within 36 hours after receiving a complaint on the ground that it violated right to freedom of speech and expression. Any content that is critical of state policy, any organisation or even […]

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Facebook, Apple threat to free web

News report referred to the online petition made by SFLC seeking annulment of the Information technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011. Link to this article – http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-04- 17/internet/31355251_1_larry-page-sergey-brin-facebook-and-apple

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Lack of strong privacy law in healthcare a big worry

DNA published an article in which Talish Ray and Prasanth Sugathan, Counsels at SFLC.in, point out that there are concerns about what the government as well as companies can do with digitised, aggregated data on medical conditions in the absence of a strong privacy law and stringent implementation. Read more:http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column_lack-of-strong-privacy-law-in-healthcare-a-big-worry_1649366.

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