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Defining offensive: SC reserves verdict on pleas against Section 66A of IT Act

Feb 26, 2015

Defining offensive: SC reserves verdict on pleas against Section 66A of IT Act

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting 'offensive' contents on websites. #social media #facebook #Internet #Supreme Court #Bal Thackeray #IT Act #Shaheen Dhada #Section 66A #Information Technology Act #Rinu Shrinivasan
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
Free speech stance on social media: Modi sarkar breaks from UPA, to rethink Section 66A

Dec 18, 2014

Free speech stance on social media: Modi sarkar breaks from UPA, to rethink Section 66A

PM Narendra Modi has reportedly instructed his government to take a re-look at the Section 66A of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008. #Section 66A #Information Technology Act #Social Media in India #India's IT Act #the IT Act 2000 #Free speech in India
Chennai man arrested for Facebook comment on former CM Kamaraj

Jul 08, 2014

Chennai man arrested for Facebook comment on former CM Kamaraj

Jayachandradas was arrested for posting derogatory remarks on a Facebook page in response to a photo posted by another user. #Politics #facebook #ThatsJustWrong #India #Tamil Nadu #IT Act #South India #Kamaraj #Jayachandradas #Section 66-A
Bull in a China shop Ajit Pawar should ban mobs, not Facebook

Jun 11, 2014

Bull in a China shop Ajit Pawar should ban mobs, not Facebook

Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar is right to be concerned about what caused the Pune techie to be killed by a mob. But by even talking about a social media ban ala China he is confusing the medium for the message. #social media #facebook #China #Twitter #Technology #CriticalPoint #Kapil Sibal #Ajit Pawar #Freedom of Expression #Section 66A of the IT act #Pune Techie Murder