Supreme Court Upholds Freedom of Speech on the Internet
30 March 2015
In its decision in Shreya Singhal v. Union of India, the Supreme Court of India struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 on the grounds that the Section has a chilling effect on the right to freedom of speech and expression over the Internet. At the same time, the apex court also read down some of the harsher provisions of the Intermediary Guidelines that dealt with the takedown of illegal content posted on the Internet. Both for its jurisprudential content as well as the immediate effect that it will have on companies operating on the Internet in India, this decision will have a significant impact on the way in which the Internet is used in India.
TRAI Guidelines on Spectrum Sharing
13 August 2014
The TRAI recommendations on spectrum sharing could be the next logical step in the development of India's telecom sector. The gains in network efficiency that sharing can provide will benefit operators and customers alike. However, the detailed terms and conditions suggested by the TRAI in its draft recommendations could have broader repercussions than immediately apparent