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SC's demand for apology, arrest of BJP worker shows how Section 66A of IT Act continues to haunt free speech despite being struck down
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SC's demand for apology, arrest of BJP worker shows how Section 66A of IT Act continues to haunt free speech despite being struck down

While Priyanka Sharma has been released and the Supreme Court waived the condition of apology, the fact that she was asked to apologise in the first place raises the question if Section 66A is still in existence

Govt has blocked 844 social media pages under the IT Act says Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Govt has blocked 844 social media pages under the IT Act says Ravi Shankar Prasad

The number of social media pages blocked by the government for carrying objectionable content rose to 844 till November this year, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

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

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.

Supreme Court strikes down Section 66A of IT Act: Full text of verdict
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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 strikes down Section 66A of the IT Act, calls it vague and unconstitutional
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Supreme Court strikes down Section 66A of the IT Act, calls it vague and unconstitutional

Terming liberty of thought and expression as "cardinal", a bench of justices J Chelameswar and R F Nariman said, "The public's right to know is directly affected by section 66A of the Information Technology Act."

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

Centre defends section 66A of IT act in Supreme Court hearing, says Internet need curbs
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Centre defends section 66A of IT act in Supreme Court hearing, says Internet need curbs

As the Supreme Court hearing over the constitutional validity of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act continues, the NDA government has tried to justify the section by saying that the Internet needed more curbs.

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

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

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

Anonymous hacks BSNL's website
Tech

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.

Anonymous hacks BSNL's website
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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.

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

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

Sibal's website hacked by Anonymous India, restored
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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.

Sibal's website hacked by Anonymous India, restored
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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.

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

The real Sibal's law: Resisting Section 66A is futile
News & Analysis

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.

Guidelines to implement IT Act welcome, but is it enough?
India

Guidelines to implement IT Act welcome, but is it enough?

Is there more needed to amend the IT Act than just new guidelines?

A PIL against sec 66A: The public is fighting back
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A PIL against sec 66A: The public is fighting back

A PIL against section 66A of the IT act is perhaps the first legal challenge to the controversial Section 66A that has witnessed a growing public movement against it.