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Mon Jan 16, 2012, 11:22 PM

Facebook and Google failure to win over India court sets the stage for a trial

Facebook, Google and other internet giants yesterday lost their efforts to avoid trial on charges of failing to screen material some Indians consider insulting to their leaders and major religious figures.

The ruling by Justice Suresh Kait of the Delhi High Court sets the stage for a major legal clash pitting the interests of Indians keen to enjoy unfettered use of the internet against the interests of those who feel the medium disseminates words and images that violate their cultural, political and religious sensitivities... The case against the internet firms was brought by journalist Vinay Rai, who says internet sites in India display content that mocks Hinduism, Islam and Christianity and could incite communal violence. He has been trying to pressure the government for over a year to take his claims seriously...
http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/south-asia/facebook-and-google-failure-to-win-over-india-court-sets-the-stage-for-a-trial

The internet is under attack from all sides these days.

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Lionessa Jan 2012 #1
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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 11:26 PM

1. Seems it's religion(s) that are the problem, not the internet.

 

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 11:30 PM

2. Fundamentalist Hindus are just as bad (and sometimes worse) than their compatriots around the world

don't let the view of Orientalists fool you.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 11:41 PM

3. how to steal jobs from foreign countries is ok though I bet nt

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