Democracy Speaks! It's Hamara Internet and we don't want that to change!

Apr 23, 2015
With just about a day left before the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) closes comments on its "Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-Top (OTT) Services", the public…

Net Neutrality: Bottom-up Perspectives

Apr 22, 2015
Half-day Consultation 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, 22 April 2015, Mascot Hotel, Trivandrum SFLC.IN in association with ICFOSS, ISOC Trivandrum, IEEE Kerala Section, and Swatantra Malayalam Computing, is…

FOSS News - March 2015

Apr 04, 2015
Code Audit of OpenSSL http://www.zdnet.com/article/ncc-group-to-audit-openssl-for-security-holes/ https://cryptoservices.github.io/openssl/2015/03/09/openssl-audit.html https://opencryptoaudit.org/…

DEITY says 2341 URLs were blocked in 2014; refuses to reveal more

Apr 03, 2015
On March 9, 2015, SFLC.in requested the following information from the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) under the Right to Information Act, 2005: Number of URL-blocking…

Bringing Freedom to the Internet in India

Mar 26, 2015
In a landmark judgment on Tuesday, the Indian Supreme Court has recognised the immense importance of free expression in the development of India in the 21st century. In its judgment, Supreme Court…

Victory for team of young lawyers, activists

Mar 26, 2015
Tuesday’s verdict is a victory for a loose coalition of young lawyers, Internet activists and researchers who filed separate petitions but helped each other with backroom work and creating public…

Section 66A scrapped: Supreme Court adds muscle to social media

Mar 26, 2015
In a landmark judgment on Tuesday, the Supreme Court quashed Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000, which clamped down on freedom of speech and allowed the State to arrest people…

India's Supreme Court strikes down law against offensive online content

Mar 26, 2015
India’s Supreme Court has struck down as unconstitutional an Internet law that provided for the arrest of people sending online messages considered offensive or menacing. The court struck down on…

India Once Again Awakens To Freedom: A Watershed Moment

Mar 26, 2015
Indian Supreme Court has given India what it deserves -- a chance to experience free and open Internet and protection against censorship. The court said that Section 66A of the IT Act was not…

Section 66A of IT Act: This week our heads are held high

Mar 26, 2015
March 25, 2015 - The verdict is rocking, with the times. Beautiful quotes (by) Shakespeare, Mark Antony’s speech in Julius Caesar to explain what incitement means. (It is a) Very thorough judgment.…

Section 66A: Why SC didn't think government would act responsibly on censorship

Mar 26, 2015
On March 24, the Supreme Court took an unambiguous stand in favour of free speech on the internet by striking down the now infamous Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act) as "…

IT Act: Industry tight-lipped on Supreme Court upholding content blocking rules

Mar 26, 2015
Free-speech activists and social media experts applauded the Supreme Court's order to scrap a law that allowed police to arrest anyone posting "offensive" messages online, but many are still…