The Madras High Court has ruled that the ISPs should not block a website its April 25th John Deo order passed against internet piracy, only specific web links to be blocked.
The high courtís April 25th order let to ISPs blocking various websites citing piracy in contents. The move faced popular disapproval and was widely criticized by various quarters of internet communities and let nationwide protests against internet censorship.
Acting on an appeal filed by the some ISPs the high court on June 15th clarified that the content owners should provide details of specific web links through which the copyrighted contents was being shared enabling the ISPs to block them.
Following the high court order most blocked websites made available to access by the ISPs. Only Piratebay has still continued to be blocked. In recent months there has been lots of hue-and- cry about pirated contents on various websites leading to courts intervene and blocking the website.
After Madras high courtís April 15th ISPs started blocking several websites citing content piracy in their websites. ISPs have been severely criticized by various quarters blaming them of causing unnecessary inconveniences.
The blocking of websites triggered nationwide stir including Anonymous, a hacker community, to raise voice against web censorship. The hacker group attacked various government websites and organized protest in various cities. The recent high court order gives some respite against web censor and gives some relief to the web community.
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