Airtel and other ISPs block Pirate Bay and other torrent sites pursuant to a John Doe Order, hackers retaliate by targetting the website of the Supreme Court and Congress Committee; over 7,000 corruption cases continue to remain pending, Columbia Law School introduces fines for faculty and much more.
Airtel Blocks Vimeo, DailyMotion & All Major Torrent Sites In India Following John Doe Order
A John Doe order passed by the Madras High Court has resulted in the blockage of Vimeo, Dailymotion and other torrent sites. The order was passed in a suit filed to prevent the privacy of Tamil movie “Dhammu” and Telugu movie “3”.
Supreme Court website hacked in response to TPB, Vimeo block
Websites belonging to the Supreme Court of India and the All Indian Congress Committee have allegedly been hacked in response to the blockage of torrent sites.
Motion for annulment of Rules under IT Act negatived in Rajya Sabha; HRD Minister assures Round table discussion with stakeholders
An opposition member P Rajeeve today brought a motion in Rajya Sabha for annulment of government rules aimed at regulating internet content. The motion was negatived in Rajya Sabha and HRD Minister Kapil Sibal assured a Round Table discussion with stakeholders.
Delhi HC declines pilot's appeal
A Division Bench of the Delhi High Court has dismissed the appeal of the Indian Pilots Guild against an order of a single bench. The court further held that the pilots could be held guilty of contempt of court but refused to initiate contempt proceedings, leaving the decision to the single bench.
Over 7,000 cases of corruption pending trial in various courts
The Government of India has stated that 7,312 cases of corruption which are being investigated by the CBI are currently pending trial in courts across the country.
Gujarat HC has cancelled special summer leave of metropolitan magistrates; Ahmedabad Criminal Bar Association boycotts
The Gujarat HC has cancelled special summer leave for 10 days that was granted till last year to each of the metropolitan magistrate during summer vacation. The decision does not seem to have gone down well with the advocate fraternity. The Ahmedabad Criminal Bar Association on Tuesday passed a resolution to stay away from court proceedings for a month, except in urgent matters.
Columbia Law School to fine faculty for late-grading
Columbia Law School decides to start imposing fines on faculty who fail to grade papers within the prescribed time limits.
“A judges plea for pot”
A sitting judge of the Supreme Court of New York writes a touching piece in support of legalising marijuana
Judge Grants Class-Action Status to Stop-and-Frisk Suit
A federal judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactics, saying she was disturbed by the city’s “deeply troubling apathy towards New Yorkers’ most fundamental constitutional rights.”