Internet giants pull content after warning in India courts
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By Arup Roychoudhury and Harichandan Arakali
NEW DELHI/BANGALORE, Feb 6 (Reuters) Internet giants Google Inc and Facebook canada goose black friday sale removed content from some Indian domain websites on Monday following a Canada Goose Coats On Sale court directive warning them of a crackdown China if they did not take steps to protect religious canadian goose jacket sensibilities.
The two are among 21 companies ordered to develop a mechanism to block material considered religiously offensive after private petitioners took them to court over images deemed offensive to Hindus, Muslims and Christians.
Two cases have been brought by individuals against internet companies in India, stoking fears about censorship in the world Canada Goose sale largest democracy.
review team has looked at the canada goose clearance sale content and disabled this content from the local domains of (Google) search, Youtube Canada Goose online and Blogger, Google spokeswoman Paroma Roy Chowdhury said.
At the heart of the dispute is a law that India passed last year making companies responsible for user content posted on their websites, and giving them 36 Canada Goose Online hours to take down content if there is a complaint.
Last month, the companies said it was not possible for them to block content. Google Roy Chowdhury declined to comment on what had since been removed, and a Facebook representative said only that the company would release a statement later.
A New Delhi lower court canada goose uk outlet hearing one of the cases, a civil cheap Canada Goose suit brought by an Islamic scholar, told the companies on Monday to put in writing the Canada Goose Jackets steps they had canada goose uk shop taken to block offensive content, and Canada Goose Parka submit reports within 15 days.
has filed an application for rejection of the suit on the grounds that it disclosed no cause of action against Microsoft, a spokesperson for the company said. matter is sub canada goose coats on sale judice and no further comments cheap canada goose uk can be given.
Google, Facebook, Yahoo! and Microsoft have appealed canada goose coats in the Delhi High Court against a separate criminal case successfully brought by journalist Vinay Rai.
The High Court has buy canada https://www.thecanadagooseoutlet.com goose jacket yet to rule on their appeal, but the sitting judge warned in January they canada goose uk black friday were responsible for content on their websites and said he could block sites China if they did not get their house in order.
In the Rai case, the court ordered the companies to canada goose store stand trial for offences relating to the distribution of obscene material uk canada goose outlet to canada goose clearance minors, after being shown images it said were offensive to Prophet Mohammed, Jesus and various Hindu gods and goddesses, as well as several political leaders.
the companies have actually removed some content, they should put in place a mechanism to do it regularly, instead of waiting for a court case every canada goose factory sale time, Rai told Reuters.
Fewer than one canada goose jackets on sale in 10 of India 1.2 billion population has access to the Internet, but that uk canada goose still makes it the third biggest Internet market after China and the United States. The number of Internet users in India is expected to almost triple to 300 million over the next three years.
Despite the new rules to block offensive content, India Internet access is still largely uncensored, in contrast to the tight controls in neighbouring China. But like many other governments around the world, India has become increasingly nervous about the Canada Goose Outlet power of social media.
While civil rights groups have opposed the new laws, politicians say posting offensive images in a socially conservative country, which has a history of violence between religious groups, presents a danger to buy canada goose jacket cheap the public. canada goose (Additional reporting by Annie Banerji and Suchitra Mohanty in NEW DELHI; Editing by John Chalmers and Mark Potter).