Thank you, Nikhil. Maybe we could all individually send our comments?
Sadly, the date is past but no harm done trying. http://www.mit.gov.in/content/cyber-laws Best, Gautam ________ http://social.prathambooks.org/ On 11 March 2011 07:50, Nikhil Sheth <nikhil...@gmail.com> wrote: > I view any attempts at this kind of action by government in the name of > regulation as an attack on democracy and vote to fight it. > > Let us not assume the Government is free from defects - far from it, in > recent times they seem to be the ones riddled with the most. I would advise > that the community take an absolutely clear stand that they oppose it in > this matter. I do not think this matter is something where neutrality is an > option - it would be akin to being neutral about pollution. > > Let us remember that regulation in the name of patriotism / nanny-like > defending of the population is exactly what successive repressive regimes in > human history started out with. The path to hell is paved with good > intentions. Let us not make the fatal mistake of blindly trusting any > authority or assuming any hubris that India is not susceptible to falling to > tyranny. And it's not like we'd be alone in taking a stand against > government policy - we will have the company of each and every human rights > organization and NGO and the press and every concerned netizen in the > country, not to mention all of the same from all around the world. There > really is nothing to fear here but fear itself. > > Wikipedia's existence in itself is a proof that it pays to not give in to > any authority. It has actually helped bring about social change at many > places, please watch this TED Talk for the corelation: > http://www.ted.com/talks/wael_ghonim_inside_the_egyptian_revolution.html > > > Cheers, > Nikhil Sheth > +91-966-583-1250 > Pune, India > Teach For India Fellow, 2011-13 > www.nikhilsheth.tk > Find me on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Google | RangDe > Join me on: Pune Documentary Club | Let's Do it Pune | Toastmasters in Pune > | Wikipedia For Schools project > > On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 12:50 PM, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org> > wrote: >> >> A few additional data points: >> >> >> http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/bloggers-call-content-regulation-a-gag-on-freedom/articleshow/7659593.cms >> >> And CIS's RTI on the ban last week: >> http://www.cis-india.org/advocacy/igov/blog/rtis-on-website-blocking >> >> A question: Should/could we as a community have an opinion on this? >> >> Thank you. >> >> Best, >> >> Gautam >> ________ >> http://social.prathambooks.org/ >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >> Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > _______________________________________________ Wikimediaindia-l mailing list Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l