A Tale of Rogue Pirates, Ashok Kumars and ISPs caught in the middle: RTI data on court ordered website blocking reveals worrying trends #WhatTheBlock

RTI data reveals that 31 court orders in IP infringement cases have led to blocking of thousands of websites. Most of these orders have been passed ex parte and permit blocking of the whole website rather than specific URLs.

Blocking of satirical dowry calculator website prompts us to take action! #WhatTheBlock #SaveTheInternet

The blocking of Dowry Calculator is characteristic of India's outrage driven and opaque website blocking process. We write to MEITY for public disclosure of all website blocking orders and deletion of the confidentiality requirement in the IT Blocking Rules 2009.

We won’t give up! IFF approaches CIC against MHA’s refusal to disclose surveillance figures.

After the MHA rejected our RTI applications about use of surveillance powers on flimsy grounds, IFF has filed an appeal before the CIC and we are willing to go the distance in this fight for transparency.

IFF files rejoinder in PIL seeking surveillance reform

Yesterday, IFF filed its rejoinder in the PIL seeking surveillance reform and reemphasized that judicial oversight is necessary in the surveillance process.

Try again? Gujarat High Court declines to hear our PIL against the PUBG Ban

The Gujarat High Court has declined to hear our petition challenging the ban on PUBG and subsequent arrests of at least 21 young persons. We will continue fighting the good fight and consult our lawyers to figure out the way forward.

Section 66A returns to its grave after accidental resurrection.

The Delhi High Court today promptly agreed to remove an inadvertent reference to the unconstitutional Section 66A in its judgement rejecting censorship of online platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime.