India: Bloggers can be nailed for views
Feb 25, 2009, 01:34 (2 Talkback[s])
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"It will no longer be safe to start a blog and invite
others to register their raunchy, caustic and even abusive comments
on an issue while seeking protection behind the disclaimer "views
expressed on the blog are that of the writers".
"This chilling warning emerged as a Bench comprising Chief
Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice P Sathasivam refused to
protect a 19-year-old Kerala boy, who had started a community on
Orkut against Shiv Sena, from protection against summons received
from a Maharashtra court on a criminal case filed against him."