Should you thank the Modi Government for Net Neutrality?

Should you thank the Modi Government for Net Neutrality?

This week, India announced it had approved net neutrality rules that many experts actually called the strongest in the world. On the face of it, this is one thing that the Modi government can be credited for. Despite its image of being overly corporate and business-friendly, the current dispensation has actually done something that should […]

Net Neutrality: Free and Fair Internet

Net Neutrality: Free and Fair Internet

Indians can avail and take the advantage of the open and fair internet. Under net neutrality, there will be no restriction and discrimination while accessing the internet. Under this initiative, every net user can enjoy equal access to all lawful online content at the same speed and cost. Net neutrality rules demand that internet providers […]

Idle minds, internet porn, open up Govt websites to hackers

Idle minds, internet porn, open up Govt websites to hackers

How do government sites suddenly fold up, malfunction or are supposedly hacked? Maybe because some of the subordinate staff have a propensity for internet porn! That’s an angle that our straight-jacketed saffron-tinged sarkar may go out of its way to debunk. Former Union home secretary G.K. Pillai said on Wednesday (April 11) that when he […]

No, you won’t be jailed for watching Torrents!

No, you won’t be jailed for watching Torrents!

Breathe easy, internet users. Amid the confusion and panic, the Bombay High Court has ruled that it is not illegal to watch pirated content on the web. A somewhat misleading notice posted by internet service providers in India last month said that “viewing” copyright infringing content too is a punishable act under Indian law. Justice […]

Will you be thrown in jail for visiting a torrent site?

Will you be thrown in jail for visiting a torrent site?

Can you land up in jail for viewing a torrent site in India or not? Yesterday, we heard that a jail term as well as a fine of Rs 3,00,000 was the penalty for a visit to a blocked URL, including a torrent site. Today, some reports said no, you won’t be jailed just because […]