Govt notice on porn sites vague: IAMAI

|August 6, 2015 0

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has called vague, the government notice asking Internet service providers (ISPs) to take a call on pornographic website to filter child pornography.

The association has also alleged that the notice, which states that the intermediaries (ISPs) are free not to disable any of the 857 URLs, as provided in the list earlier, which do not have child pornographic content, has led to a chilling effect.

“The problem is that the said notice is not accompanied by any specific list of sites or links and the ISPs are expected to find out the links or sites containing child pornography themselves. This is not how it works under the law,” the association said in a prepared statement.

Meanwhile, the ISPs have asked the government to withdraw the notice.

“We urge you to withdraw the said vague directive as it is not only confusing, but also putting responsibility on ISPs of the website on which ISPs does not have any control. The site and content owner can change the content any moment without any information to ISPs,” IAMAI said in its letter to the government.

No Comments so fars

Jump into a conversation

No Comments Yet!

You can be the one to start a conversation.