Revised Other Service Provider (OSP) Rules- Towards the Path of Liberalization

Revised Other Service Provider (OSP) Rules- Towards the Path of Liberalization

By Pritha Lahiri, a student of Institute of Law, Nirma University. Background: Recently, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has introduced amended guidelines[i] for the Other Service Providers (OSP). The Other Service Provider (OSP) is a Company registered under the Companies Act, 2013 or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) that uses telecom resources provided by authorised Telecom Service Providers…

WHATSAPP v. THE GOVERNMENT: Whose Line is it anyway?

WHATSAPP v. THE GOVERNMENT: Whose Line is it anyway?

[By Akshita Singh, a student of National Law University Odisha, Cuttack, and Achyut Tewari, a student of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur] General Overview The ongoing tussle between WhatsApp Inc. (hereinafter, “WhatsApp”) and the Government of India (hereinafter, “Government”) is one among a plethora of disputes involving a tech giant at one hand and a…

SELF-DRIVING CARS AND INDIA: A CALL FOR INCLUSIVITY UNDER THE INDIAN LEGAL POSITION

SELF-DRIVING CARS AND INDIA: A CALL FOR INCLUSIVITY UNDER THE INDIAN LEGAL POSITION

[By Tejas Sateesha Hinder and Ritik Kumar Rath. The authors are students of National Law Institute University, Bhopal] Introductory Remarks Recently, Tesla, the world’s most valuable car company, announced that they will enter the Indian market, and in January 2021, it registered itself with an office in Bengaluru. The concern as of now is not…

PART 1: COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT, SECTION 230 VIS-À-VIS INDIAN LAW ON INTERMEDIARY LIABILITY

PART 1: COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT, SECTION 230 VIS-À-VIS INDIAN LAW ON INTERMEDIARY LIABILITY

[By Vrinda Baheti. The author is a student of Law Centre II, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.]  “The Internet is the first thing that the humanity has built that humanity does not understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we ever had.” – Eric Schmidt A. INTRODUCTION Facing severe fire from politicians in the…

PART 2: COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT, SECTION 230 VIS-À-VIS INDIAN LAW ON INTERMEDIARY LIABILITY

PART 2: COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT, SECTION 230 VIS-À-VIS INDIAN LAW ON INTERMEDIARY LIABILITY

[By  Vrinda Baheti. The author is a student of Law Centre II, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.] D. QUESTIONS TO PONDER UPON The tussle involving the work-in-progress regulation of OTT platforms finds space in the current discussion. Nikhil Bhalla v. Union of India which sought censoring of scenes of Netflix series ‘Sacred Games’, Justice…