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DoT Blocks Sites Criticising IIPM – Live Updates

We reported on a DoT order to block 73 URLs related to IIPM, an MBA college, yesterday, almost all of which were critical of the university. This is a key development, and has significant implications for freedom of expression. we're going to build some context around these developments here, and also update you on follow up reportage from us and external sources over the next few weeks. We've received several requests for a copy of the court order, on the basis of which these blocks were ordered. If you have a copy of the court order, please share it with us at nikhil@medianama.com. Feb 28 URLs affected by #IIPM lawsuit can be unblocked now, rules Gwalior court on the basis of government's appeal.Next hearing on March 14. — suparna singh (@soupiesingh) February 28, 2013 Feb 21 Update: The Economic Times talks about how cyber laws can be misused by influential persons to secure a blanket ban on online content. Feb 20th Update: Mahesh Murthy had published IIPM Financials from the Registrar of Companies on Twitter. He contends that Chaudhari filed a DMCA notification to have his tweet taken down: Now Twitter does a DMCA takedown of my tweet with IIPM financials based on @arindam_iipm complaint. The fun begins :) — Mahesh Murthy (@maheshmurthy) February 19, 2013   The DMCA Takedown Notice: So @arindam_iipm is still trying to censor me :) Here's his DMCA Twitter takedown notice. twitter.com/maheshmurthy/s… — Mahesh Murthy (@maheshmurthy) February 19, 2013   Feb 19th Update 26: This…

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