Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 | Author:

A recent activity caught my attention, let me share. A certain Ajith D moved the Supreme court in a bid to express his views (hate) surrounding a particular right winged political party. His mode of expression? An extremely popular networking site called Orkut. This 20 year old computer student was jailed later bailed out because his own views can fan communal passions and unrest, the SC says.

What’s news? The court can even prosecute you for creating hate blogs, communities and content, that is abusive in nature. To an extent that a user can find himself charged with Libel. I have witnessed such hate sites and clubs everywhere and going by the SC judge statement, “you should know what you are writing,” of course one knows what he/she is writing. I feel, that this is the beginning that ‘blog democracy’ has already started creating an impact, however I support the court’s judgment to take responsibility what you write.
A dear colleague abstains from blogging for the same reason. “One should take responsibility of the content you produce or else don’t .”

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2 Responses

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    Piyush Nigam 

    I would agree with your friend on taking responsibility for what you create (probably goes for things beyond blogging too), however, I do not see it as a reason not to blog.
    🙂 Keep thinking – Keep writing!

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    No piyush, after getting acquainted on the hate campaigns (sites, blogs, communities) produced and encouraged by independent users, I do not really know the veracity or intention of such users. In contrast independent fellow bloggers, try to justify by saying that the government is trying to muzzle ‘freedom of expression’. Blogging was also considered ‘Venting out’ some time back (even now perhaps).

    I still support my friend’s view and yours “things moving beyond blogging”. Some can also contradict by saying, how does it matter, who is writing what in a space (web) which is unlimited and content being put at a break neck speed.

    Thanking you, for your comments on any of my writings.

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