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Discussion => WinMx World News => Topic started by: silicon_toad2000 on November 22, 2014, 08:38:41 am

Title: Great Firewall Of India To Censor Porn And Other 'Undesirable' Content
Post by: silicon_toad2000 on November 22, 2014, 08:38:41 am
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141114/06131629137/indian-government-telcos-explore-how-to-build-great-firewall-india-to-censor-porn-other-undesirable-content.shtml (https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141114/06131629137/indian-government-telcos-explore-how-to-build-great-firewall-india-to-censor-porn-other-undesirable-content.shtml)

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     On September 5th 2014, 23 individuals, including Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, CERT-IN head Gulshan Rai, government officials from DoT, Deity, CBI, as well as representatives of industry bodies like IAMAI, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, CII met in the Conference Room No. 1007 at the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Deity) to discuss how such a filter might be implemented…Not whether there should be a filter at all, but how such a filter should be implemented.

    In fact, when NASSCOM raised the issue of blocking legitimate content, the Telecom Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, who chaired the meeting, said that the “larger issue of respecting cultural values of the country and sentiments of the Indian society need to be considered and all possible ways and means may have to be devised in this context.”

Medianama details the many problems and concerns of such a plan, including the simple fact that plenty of legitimate content will likely be sucked up into this filter, that there's no transparency in what's blocked and what's allowed -- and that once a filter is in place, the intent and type of content blocked will inevitably increase.
Title: Re: Great Firewall Of India To Censor Porn And Other 'Undesirable' Content
Post by: White Stripes on November 22, 2014, 08:27:05 pm
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.... at the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Deity) to discuss how such a filter might be implemented…Not whether there should be a filter at all, but how such a filter should be implemented.

there is no 'how' as long as proxies are a part of the internet...