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Bringing the Next Billion Online

To realise the internet’s true potential, enabling discoverability of information through net neutrality, and safeguarding privacy of  all users is vital Here’s a tidbit: Right now, a Masai warrior with a smartphone has better access to information than the US President did 15 years ago. The internet

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Big Publishing v. Delhi University

The on-going litigation between a group of leading publishers and a small photocopying shop attached to Delhi University has all the elements of a legendary ‘fair dealing’ debate. On one side we have Big Publishing (Oxford & Cambridge University Press along with Francis & Taylor)

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The Case for Country-Specific Censorship

‘Blocking’ content in some countries is better than removing it from the Internet The ongoing suit against Google, Facebook and nineteen other internet companies, for hosting ‘objectionable’ content on its social networking platforms, has raised some interesting questions around issues of online free speech and censorship. One aspect that has missed

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India’s New Telecom Policy Brings a Ray of Hope

Identifying emerging issues in Indian internet policy is the first step. With the United Nations declaring internet access to be a human right, the need for clear guidelines on the issue of internet policy has never been stronger. In light of this, the ‘National Telecom Policy, 2012‘ (Policy) recently

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John Does, Many Woes

The spate of John Doe orders against potential infringers bypasses prescribed legal mechanisms and the response is shocking. Recently, the Delhi High Court passed an order on the basis of a complaint filed by the producers of the Bollywood film ‘Singham’. The order sought to curb piracy and