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Indian Courts Act Tough on Social Networking Sites

The future for Facebook, Google, YouTube and many other social networking sites in India may be full of difficulties if the Indian courts continue with their strict stance adopted thus far.

On a private complaint filed under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, punishing obscene objects, literature and contents, a criminal (lower) court in Delhi has summoned representatives of some 21 (twenty one) social networking sites including the aforesaid global biggies along with Microsoft and Yahoo. Reportedly, a Delhi judge has also ordered the social networking sites to remove all “anti-religious” and “anti-social” contents by February 6, 2012. The social networking sites thereafter approached the Delhi High Court (“DHC”) inter alia seeking stay of criminal proceedings against them.

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