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ITA 2000 amended to remove Section 66A

Way back in March 2015, the Supreme Court in its judgement said that  Section 66A of ITA 2000/8 as unconstitutional because it curtails Freedom of Speech.  However, the Government had not passed any amendment of law to remove the section. … Continue reading

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Telengana Court poses a question to Supreme Court on Section 66A

Recently a judgements from Hyderabad under ITA 2000/8 has raised interesting debates in Cyber Law Circles which make a good case study for academic purpose. Presently we are commenting on the basis of the following two news reports Times of … Continue reading

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“Ignorance Creates New Law”.. After Section 66A it is now WhatsApp administrator’s liability

We are familiar with the words “Ignorance is no excuse in law”.  But when law is in a state of constant evolution and re-interpretation, it is difficult not to question how will “Ignorance” be tested. Just as many other principles … Continue reading

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Supreme Court receives another lesson from Police on Sec 66A

Police in the field seems to be the most effective teachers for the Supreme Court. When Police in Maharashtra and Pondicherry booked cases under Section 66A (of ITA 2000/8) for publishing content on FaceBook and Twitter, Supreme Court judges learnt … Continue reading

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“Cyber Flashing” exposes the Error of Judgement on scrapping of Section 66A

The new cyber crime reported from UK where a women has complained of unsolicited obscene image being flashed on her iPhone has once again highlighted why the scrapping of Section 66A was an erroneous judgement of the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court admits Section 66A is necessary. view vindicated

We refer to the various articles published in this forum (Refer here) on the judgement in the Shreya Singhal Case in which the honourable Supreme Court bench of Justices, F.Nariman and J. Chelmeshwar on 24th March 2015 held that Section … Continue reading

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