Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 - Protection from Malicious Content or Chilling Free Speech

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Moksha Sharma

O P Jindal Global University

Keerti Pendyal

O P Jindal Global University

Date Written: November 1, 2021

Abstract

This research article studies the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 notified by the Government of India in February 2021. The article looks at Part II of the Rules and tries to draw parallels between these Rules and similar provisions introduced to protect copyright holders. We particularly focus on the potential chilling effects these provisions can have on free speech.

Keywords: Intermediary guidelines, new IT rules, copyright

Suggested Citation

Sharma, Moksha and Pendyal, Keerti, Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 - Protection from Malicious Content or Chilling Free Speech (November 1, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3967857 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3967857

Moksha Sharma

O P Jindal Global University ( email )

Sonepat - 131001
Haryana
India

Keerti Pendyal (Contact Author)

O P Jindal Global University ( email )

Sonepat - 131001
Haryana
India

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