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.
‘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
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
Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility could spur the organic evolution of the Android ecosystem without fear of patent litigation. When news trickled in that Google has completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility for approximately $12.5 billion, those familiar with contemporary software patent disputes were not surprised. The telecom industry
In early 2009, certain Bollywood producers got into a bitter dispute with multiplex owners on the ground that they were being denied a legitimate share in revenue. As a result, the release of several films was stayed. On the other hand, the multiplex owners accused the producers