ISPs are only following the orders of the court which are supreme,said Rajesh Chharia, president of ISPAI, who was doubtful that theassociation's website had been affected by the hackers. The Indian arm of Anonymous previously attacked some government websites , and those of some political parties. Last month, users reportedthat the hackers tinkered with the service of a large ISP, RelianceCommunications, redirecting its users from sites like Facebook andTwitter to a protest page. The hackers also claimed to haveattacked the website and servers of Reliance, and got access to alarge list of URLs blocked by the company. |
Reliance denied itsservers were hacked. The attacks follow a March court order directing ISPs to prevent anewly released local movie from being available online in piratedversions. Some ISPs blocked some file-sharing sites altogether,rather than any offending URLs. The measures taken by the ISPs havediffered depending on their interpretation of the order, Chhariasaid. Some websites such as The Pirate Bay continue to be blocked by someISPs and carried the message, "This website/URL has been blockeduntil further notice either pursuant to Court orders or on theDirections issued by the Department of Telecommunications."Pastebin is also not accessible through some ISPs.
Internet service providers are against censorship, and also againstpiracy, Chharia said. "It is up to the government and variousgroups to come to a resolution," he added. The responsibility ofintermediaries has been a controversial issue in India, with someInternet companies including Google and Facebook sued in court latelast year for objectionable content found on their sites. Anonymous meanwhile plans on June 9 what it describes asnon-violent protests across many cities in India against censorshipof the Internet in the country.
It claims to have already receivedpolice permission for some of the protests. The scope of the protests has widened to include demands forchanges in the India's Information Technology Act, which amongother things allows the government to block websites under certainconditions, and also allows the removal of online content by noticeto ISPs. The government is also in the process of framing rulesthat will put curbs on freedom on social media, according to thehacker group. John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breakingnews from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro.
John's e-mail address is email@example.com.
The e-commerce company in China offers quality products such as China Carousel Kiddie Ride , Amusement Arcade Machines Manufacturer, and more. For more , please visit Basketball Arcade Machine today!
Related Articles -
China Carousel Kiddie Ride, Amusement Arcade Machines Manufacturer,