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India: New rules and regulations governing e-content in India

Hotly debated in India at the moment are issues concerning internet censorship, the liability of internet and web service providers, and the freedom of speech and expression. Following a number of high profile court cases involving internet service providers, such as Google, Yahoo and Facebook, who were told to remove objectional content from their Indian websites, fears have spread as to whether internet censorship will follow. Sajai Singh, a Partner at J. Sagar Associates, discusses the current rules and regulations governing online content, just how far intermediaries are liable for content posted by third parties and what exactly is meant by 'objectional content'.

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