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Good riddance to Sec 66A; Nehru's Article 19(2) curbs on free speech should be next

Mar 25, 2015

Good riddance to Sec 66A; Nehru's Article 19(2) curbs on free speech should be next

The intellectual parent of section 66A of the IT Act is actually the ill-defined clauses of Article 19(2) (of which more later), which either needs to be scrapped or defined more precisely so that there is less scope for abuse. #India #Congress #BJP #IT Act #Section 66A of IT Act #Free speech in India #Sec 66A #curbs on free speech in India
Supreme Court strikes down Section 66A of IT Act: Full text of verdict

Mar 24, 2015

Supreme Court strikes down Section 66A of IT Act: Full text of verdict

Here's the full text of what the apex court said while striking down the contentious Section 66A of the Information Technology Act. #Supreme Court #TheySaidIt #Section 66A of IT Act
Victory for free speech as SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act: Here's all you need to know

Mar 24, 2015

Victory for free speech as SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act: Here's all you need to know

Here is all you need to know about section 66A, the cases against it, and what the controversies surrounding it are: #HowThisWorks #India #Supreme Court #Supreme Court of India #Section 66A of IT Act #Section 66A #Tushar Mehta
Who defines 'grossly offensive'? SC raises red flags over draconian sec 66A of IT act

Feb 05, 2015

Who defines 'grossly offensive'? SC raises red flags over draconian sec 66A of IT act

Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would test the constitutional validity of a controversial provision of cyber law giving the police powers to arrest web users for posting objectionable content. #social media #Internet #Law #Supreme Court of India #SocialMedia #Section 66A of IT Act #Section 66A
Centre promises advisory note to stop misuse of Sec 66 A of IT Act

Dec 14, 2012

Centre promises advisory note to stop misuse of Sec 66 A of IT Act

Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal today said Section 66A in the Information Technology Act has been misused in some states and the Centre will soon issue an advisory to check it. #NewsTracker #Kapil Sibal #Section 66A of IT Act
Anonymous hacks BSNL's website

Dec 14, 2012

Anonymous hacks BSNL's website

State-owned telecom firm BSNL's Website was hacked today by Anonymous that demanded withdrawal of section 66 A of the IT Act. #BSNL #Anonymous #InsecureNet #Section 66A of IT Act #Website hacked
Dear Sibal, here is why section 66A does not 'protect' women

Dec 12, 2012

Dear Sibal, here is why section 66A does not 'protect' women

While it is true that many women face a disproportionate amount of abuse online, section 66A is certainly not the act to protect them. If at all, it gives authorities more impetus to muzzle women. #HowThisWorks #Kapil Sibal #Section 66A of IT Act #Online harrassment
Sibal's website hacked by Anonymous India, restored

Nov 30, 2012

Sibal's website hacked by Anonymous India, restored

The official website for India's Union Minister for Communication, Information and Technology was reportedly hacked by the group Anonymous. #Kapil Sibal #InsecureNet #Anonymous India #Section 66A of IT Act
The real Sibal's law Resisting Section 66A is futile

Nov 30, 2012

The real Sibal's law Resisting Section 66A is futile

Sibal rightly argues that the problem lies not with the law but in its interpretation. What he doesn't acknowledge is that in the real world of the police thana, that interpretation is determined not by legal standards but according to a politician's whim. #ToTheContrary #Kapil Sibal #Online censorship #Internet freedom #Section 66A of IT Act