Alternatively, why shouldn't access to Blogspot be banned in India? Don't get me wrong: I'm all for freedom of speech, but when a blog platform is used for publishing libelous content, someone needs to be held accountable; those being defamed need to have recourse to law that prevents such libel. Google India, in a case involving libel against a cardiologist and a journalist on a Blogspot blog, has claimed that they have "no connection with or responsibility towards Google Inc, USA", they work as independent units and "Google India does not have control, operate or provide any local or other support for Google Inc's services rendered on www.google.com." Details of the case at DNA. This is a surprising defense put forward by Google India, and in my opinion, an outcome that is fair to the plaintiffs is that, unless Google…
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