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Submission + - Corporations and Censorship in India (

ixarux writes: "For a while now, the Indian government along with the ISPs have been going full steam on internet censorship which includes websites such as pastebin, piratebay and vimeo, as previously mentioned in Internet Censorship in India.
Consequently, most internet users in India have got messages such as: Link
However, a RTI application (The Right To Information act allows any citizen to request information from a "public authority") has unearthed that "As per available information, no blocking instruction to block websites like Pirate-bay and Vimeo etc. has been issued from the Department of Telecom to Internet Service Providers."
News reports suggest that these sites were blocked based on John Doe orders given by the Madras High Court in a suit filed by the producers of local movies. Ironically, the government run ISP has yet to enforce any such sort of ban. Given that most private ISPs are also involved in film distribution, it comes as no great surprise, and is another example of corporations attempting to control the internet."


Submission + - Internet Censorship in India (

ixarux writes: "India is at a crucial crossroad at the moment. Internet censorship laws are getting stricter as it begins to ban file-sharing and video-sharing websites.
It started with Indian courts allowing censorship of Google, Facebook, etc.
It has now gone one step ahead and decided to ask ISPs to block file-sharing site. It is the movie industry which is again at the forefront of this.
Anonymous retaliated, and targeted the websites of various Indian government websites in protest.
What India lacks at this crucial juncture are debates in the public domain about this and citizens actually organizing protests as seen in the West."

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