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
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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
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> 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
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