IT rules 2011 worry online publishers in India
Monday, 16th May 2011
The new set of rules will impact all internet firms which accept user-generated content such as Google, Microsoft, Rediff, Indiatimes, Yahoo, Facebook , among others. The new rules are set to regulate reader's comments on articles, user-posted videos, blogs, photos and comments on wall posts on online social networks.
The new rules are notified by the Ministry of IT and Communications under Section 79 of the Indian IT Act. The IT Rules, 2011, state that the websites shall inform users not to publish any posts that are blasphemous, incite hatred, are ethnically objectionable, infringe patents, threaten India's unity or public order.
Publication : Economic Times
follow us on :