Google India Private Limited vs. Visakha Industries and Ors.

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Google India Private Limited v. Visakha Industries and Ors. In the Supreme Court of India Cr. A. 1987/2014 Before Justice Anurag Bhushan and Justice K. M. Joseph Decided on December 12, 2019 Relevancy of the case: Role of intermediaries Statutes & Provisions Involved The Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 2(1), 7, 65, 66A, 66B, 66C, 66D, 79) Relevant Facts of … Read More

Yahoo India Pvt. Ltd. v. State of Himachal Pradesh

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Yahoo India Pvt. Ltd. v. State of Himachal Pradesh In the High Court of Shimla Cr MMO 58/2016 Before Justice Rajiv Sharma Decided on March 09, 2016 Relevancy of the case: FIR against an intermediary for defamatory content Statutes & Provisions Involved The Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 2(1)(w)) The Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Section 505(2)) The Code of Criminal … Read More

Global Removal of Defamatory Content

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Social media platforms have taken centre-stage in our daily lives. Memes are being shared rapidly on various social media handles and it is pertinent to note that such images may defame public figures, politicians, friends, families, etc. Given that Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 had been struck down, it is reasonable to wonder the legal dynamics involved … Read More

Are WhatsApp Group Admins liable for fake news?

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Recently, WhatsApp has been the centre of attraction of many debates in India. Some calling action from the communication platform and some seeking assistance and accountability. While the pressing reason for this remains the incidents of mob lynching and the spread of hateful/fake/inciteful images, videos, news etc. over chats, new developments are only giving birth to newer challenges for both … Read More

Cyber Bullying is real, but here is what you can do

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Cyber Bullying is a plague contaminating the entire Indian Social Media space rapidly. School students, Adults, Professionals and even the elderly have been a victim of Cyber Bullying. Sona Mohapatra, a renowned musician in the Indian music fraternity was publicly Cyber Bullied by fans of the actor, Salman Khan for days, after her tweet  about his latest controversy went viral. Personally, … Read More