The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has published a consultation paper proposing a regulatory framework for internet services and applications (called ‘OTT services’). Based on the comparison below, it would seem that the proposal for licensing of internet services is a terrible idea. Telecom Operators Internet Services
If telecom operators want a level playing field, they should focus on themselves; not internet services that are actually driving innovation. Of all the ways to describe how telecom companies are responding to the net neutrality debate, ‘crabs in a bucket’ might be the most
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
In an interview with Forbes India earlier this year, Rajan Anandan (Head of Google India) highlighted four internet policy issues that, in his opinion, the new government needed to urgently address. His prescriptions deserve some context and elaboration for the sake of clarity and emphasis.
Two recent developments, from opposite ends of the world, have reignited the debate on India’s flawed intermediary liability regime. The first is a recent order of a US appellate court in the heavily publicised Youtube-Viacom copyright suit. The second development comes from closer home and pertains to the call for annulment of the Intermediary