[A2k] Fwd: Intermediary Liability Report

Carolina Rossini carolina.rossini at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 19:21:33 PDT 2014

fyi, sorry cross-posting
if you need more info, pls contact Mishi at <mishi at softwarefreedom.org>

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From: Mishi Choudhary
Date: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 6:37 AM
Subject: Intermediary Liability Report
To: Carolina Rossini <carolina.rossini at gmail.com>

Dear Carol,

Here is a note on a report on Intermediary Liability that my
organization released yesterday. Perhaps its of some interest to people
who work on issues of online free speech and censorship.

SFLC.in, a Delhi based legal services organization, released a report
titled “Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 –
An Analysis” on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the India International
Centre, New Delhi. The report is an outcome of a year long comprehensive
research regarding the constitutionality of the Intermediaries
Guidelines Rules and the way they affect the users and intermediaries.
SFLC.IN had conducted round-table
consultations at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Cochin to get feedback
from users and the industry.

The report is available online on our website

The report was jointly released by Shri. Baijayant Panda (Member of
Parliament), Shri. Jagdambika Pal (Member of Parliament), Dr. Govind
(CEO, NIXI), Shri. Jayant Choudhary (General Secretary, Rashtriya Lok
Dal), Dr.Arvind Gupta (Convener, IT Cell, Bhartiya Janata Party) and Mr.
Faisal Farooqui (CEO, MouthShut.com).

The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 were
notified by the Central Government on April11, 2011. Many consider that
the rules, which seek to control platforms like Facebook, Google and
other intermediaries, in fact, end up controlling the actions of users
and thus
pose a threat to freedom of speech and expression.

Ms. Mishi Choudhary (Executive Director, SFLC.IN) expressed delight at
the fact that parliamentarians have taken note of the issues that plague
the Intermediaries Guidelines Rules, and hoped that the Rules receive
some much needed political attention with the release of SFLC.IN's

About SFLC.in

SFLC.IN is a donor supported legal services organization that brings
together lawyers, policy analysts, technologists, and students to
protect freedom in the digital world. SFLC.IN promotes innovation and
open access to knowledge by helping developers make great Free and Open
Source Software, protect privacy and civil liberties for citizens in the
digital world by educating and providing free legal advice and help
policy makers make informed and just decisions with the use and adoption
of technology.

Warm Regards
Mishi Choudhary, Esq.
Legal Director
Software Freedom Law Center
1995 Broadway Floor 17
New York, NY-10023
(tel) 212-461-1912
(fax) 212-580-0898

Executive Director
K-9, Second Floor
Jangpura Extn.
New Delhi-110014
(tel) +91-11-43587126
(fax) +91-11-24323530

*Carolina Rossini *
*Vice President, International Policy*
*Public Knowledge*
*http://www.publicknowledge.org/ <http://www.publicknowledge.org/>*
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