Chaos in India’s Parliament – the Lok Sabha - shortly before Christmas saw the passage, without debate, of a major new bill designed to sweep up a number of outstanding IT issues from cybercrime to online porn. At least, that’s what we believe happened. Such was the level of confusion, that at least one well known IT news site …
so what's new...
a govt decides to criminalise it's people so it sounds like it's doing something useful that will gain valuable news-space, thus ignoring the people who put it in power in the first place.
so what's new? Since when did any govt give a shit about it's people? Next they'll pass a bill saying everyone has to pay them for absolutely nothing.. oh wait a minute...
So does that mean that - because cyber terror law isn't really defined - they could, say, snoop on any of the various companies who happen to have offshored to there, and thus peek at some valuable IP?
If I was a CIO offshoring there, I'd be nervous.
Aim for foot and pull trigger?
"making it an offence to publish material electronically "which contains sexually explicit acts". "
Does that mean that it's against the law to have pictures of certain carvings from temples?
Sounds familiar, must have had U.K. advisors.
Did I read that correctly?
India just outlawed porn? This is going to devastate their IT industry.
Another incompetant Government...
... passing laws without actually having any clue about the issues they're actually dealing with!
Hmm, maybe India could Outsource it's legislation to the UK!
>> targets those who publish or distribute "lascivious" material
>> likely to "deprave or corrupt" those who look at it
So no more musicals out of Bollywood then? Good riddance, I say.
Given Richard Gere nearly ended up doing a spell in Tihar for planting a tame peck on a bollywood clothes horse, one suspects "deprave or corrupt" and "lascivious" will be fairly broadly interpreted.
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