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by Prasanna S    |    April 17, 2017In response to questions from the opposition members in the Rajya Sabha on 10th April, Union Minister for Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad categorically stated that the Aadhaar Act passed in March...
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Introduction The Law Commission has recently released a report on hate speech laws in India. The Supreme Court in Pravasi Bhalai vs. Union of India  asked the Law Commission to recommend changes to existing hate speech laws, and to “define...
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Notable technology and rights related litigationsSoftware Freedom Law CentreYou have the freedom to choose your color. Pick one: First published here.Author: sflc_admin...
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by sflc_admin    |    April 12, 2017In an opinion piece that appeared in the Times of India on April 11, 2017, Prof. Eben Moglen discusses how a batch of 16 petitions pending before the Supreme Court of India, led...
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The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) functions as the primary body certifying films for public exhibition in India. It is guided by the Cinematograph Act, 1952, and various rules and guidelines in determining the nature of certification to be...
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by sflc_admin    |    April 7, 2017RightsCon 2017 is over, and we have lots to say about it. The Conference took place over a three day period, i.e. 29-31 March 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. We would like to thank...
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Over the years, companies have used employee stock option schemes (ESOP Schemes) as an effective method to align employee interests with shareholders, reward their efforts, increase their loyalty towards the company and motivate employees to perform better.An initial public offering...
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In September last year, the Delhi High Court had upheld WhatsApp’s updated privacy policy, which allows it to share users’ personal information with its parent company, Facebook. Aggrieved by the Court’s decision, the petitioners approached the Supreme Court earlier this...
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It was in the month of October last year that I met Shri Andhyarujina sir at his residence at Hauz Khas, New Delhi. My law school senior Shri Siddharth Sijoria who was working in Sir’s chambers invited me for a chat...
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by sflc_admin    |    March 31, 2017The Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) has issued a joint statement expressing deep concern over the growing trend of intentional state-sponsored disruptions of access to or dissemination of information online. These disruptions challenge the...
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  National Law University Odisha is an eight-year-old University located in Cuttack, a city dating back to over a thousand years and boasting of a rich legal heritage, which is also the seat of the Orissa High Court. The University has...
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by sflc_admin    |    March 31, 2017On March 22, 2017, Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), raised the issue of Internet shutdowns in Parliament. Noting how Internet shutdowns are instituted by states under Section 144 of the...
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Earlier this week, an agency entrusted with enrolling individuals under the Aadhaar scheme inadvertently published Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s personal information online. When it was pointed out this amounted to a gross violation of privacy, the government released a statement confirming...
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  Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot - ISRO Funding Regional Rounds 2017: Live Blog! Hello Guys, we're the Moot Court Society of NLSIU, and we're hosting the Manfred Lachs ISRO National Funding Rounds on 1st and 2nd April, 2017. A busy...
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Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law has always envisioned serving the society through reforms in legal services by way of preparing professionally competent lawyers. And to fulfil the vision, a constant endeavour has been made to keep the essence of RGNUL...
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