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…
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