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India: Bloggers can be nailed for views

Feb 25, 2009, 01:34 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dhananjay Mahapatra)

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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."

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