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Banning Bits of Cyberspace

The Supreme Court has paved the way for  a free and open internet, but the future lies in our hands.  It’s a magical feeling to be holding a stack of papers extolling the virtues of an ‘informed citizenry’ and a ‘marketplace of ideas’, or how ‘liberty

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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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Blocking Websites for the Sake of Bollywood

The Indian Music Industry is all guns blazing after obtaining an order from the Calcutta High Court against the popular website Songs.pk. It is now going after more than a hundred websites allegedly indulging in piracy of Bollywood songs. This piece will provide an insight on the state

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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