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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


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 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


Combating Unilateralism in Internet Governance

India’s proposal for a UN Committee for Internet-related policies is a move towards multilateralism in Internet governance. Lately, there has been a great deal of discussion on the need for governments to play a role in Internet governance issues, in the wake of regressive laws such as


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


Damn, Spam!

Indian telecom regulations on spam may have missed their mark. The latest Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI Regulations) cap the total number of text messages that can be sent per day. This comes as a source of woe not only to the