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Date: Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 17:52
Subject: [ilugb] Parliament - Say no to Internet Censorship

Parliament - Say no to Internet Censorship

The Government notified on April 13, 2011 the Information Technology
(Intermediaries guidelines) Rules, 2011 prescribing guidelines to be
observed by the intermediaries. The rules were issued in exercise of the
powers conferred by clause (zg) of subsection (2) of section 87 read with
sub-section (2) of section 79 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (Act
21 of 2000). The provisions of the new rules are unconstitutional as they
affect the right to freedom of speech and expression as well as right to
privacy of citizens, are arbitrary being violative of Art. 14 of the
Constitution of India and are ultra vires of the parent act. SFLC.in [1]
has come out with an ebook, Legal analysis of IT(Intermediaries
guidelines)Rules 2011 [2] explaining the impact of the guidelines which the
government has come up with.

FSMK[3] with support of other organizations is planning a national level
campaign against this law which will be discussed in parliament on the
second half of the budget session which starts from April 24th. Hence we
have chosen 21st April for the nation wide campaign against the law.
Content regarding the campaign and the issue is being updated, [4].

Please let me know if the organizations that you are associated with can
support us for this campaign. We are maintaining a list of all organization
who are supporting us [5].

Also please support this campaign by sharing the link of the website[4] and
also by signing the petition [6].

We are also looking for any creative posters/ideas related to this topic
which will help us in spreading the word. Please feel free to share such
content with us so that we can update it in the website.

[1] - http://softwarefreedom.in/

[2] - [pdf]

[3] - http://fsmk.org

[4] - http://friendsofinternet.wikispaces.com/

[5] - http://friendsofinternet.wikispaces.com/List+of+friends+of+internet

[6] -

Software Engineer


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