Rediff In Legal War About Porn In Search Results Rediff.com has been fighting a case petitioned by a law student in Pune who said that a search on Rediff's site for words such as "sexual intercourse" displayed links to pornographic websites. VSNL, when called in to offer expert advice, declared that since Rediff.com was not hosting porn and is therefore not responsible. (Deccan Herald) Rediff also recently won a case against a Panama based company. Our Take: We have to note that the complaint was raised in 2000. As per the Indian IT Act amendment, Rediff is likely to be seen as a platform, and not a content owner, and hence not responsible for the content that its search delivers. However, do note that Search Engines can block out pornographic content - Microsoft's Bing has done that, and Google has a safe search option. Mobile Number Portability Delayed The scheme to implement mobile number portability by the government, which would help mobile users retain their numbers even after shifting to a different service provider has been delayed by three months due to regulatory preparations for the new system. It was to be ready by September, but has now been scheduled for December. (PTI) RCOM Entered a Rs. 10,000 Cr Deal With Etisalat Reliance Communications (RCOM) has inked a Rs. 10,000 crore telecom tower sharing deal with Etisalat DB. Etisalat DB bought 45% stake in a new telco Swan Telecom which is yet to roll out, and do note that at one point in time,…
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