URGENT NEED TO BAN PORN WEBSITES: CJI

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URGENT NEED TO BAN PORN WEBSITES: CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Chief Justice of India (CJI) K.G. Balakrishnan Sunday said there was an urgent need to ban websites that circulate p*rnography and hate speeches and emphasized the need for cyber law enforcement.
 
 
"The government can place bans on websites that exclusively circulate p*rnography and hate speeches. However, it would not be right to place a blanket ban on all categories of websites. It is also important to distinguish between intermediaries such as Network Service Providers, website operators and individual users for the purpose of placing liability for wrongful acts," the chief justice said.
 

"Websites are created and updated for many useful purposes, but they can also be used to circulate offensive content such as p*rnography, hate speech and defamatory materials. In many cases, the intellectual property rights of authors and artists are violated through the unauthorized circulation of their works.


"There has also been an upsurge in instances of financial fraud and cheating in relation to commercial transactions conducted online," the CJI emphasized at a Cyber Law Enforcement Programme and National Consultation meeting here.


Citing how more and more people are victimized because of increasing cyber crimes, the CJI said:, "There have been numerous reports of internet users receiving unsolicited e-mails which often contains obscene language and amounts to harassment. Those who post personal information about themselves on job and marriage websites or social networking websites are often at the receiving end of ?cyber-stalking'. Women and minors who post their contact details become especially vulnerable since lumpen elements such as s*x-offenders can use this information to target potential victims."
 
 
Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister of Law and Justice M. Veerappa Moily said: "Cyber law enforcement is the need of the hour as the use of technology is increasing by leaps and bounds. We are able to optimize the use of Information Technology (IT) industry only when our cyber law is strictly enforced."


Highlighting how misuse of technology can lead to personal attacks on the individual, Moily said: "In many cases, images or videos are created without the consent of the persons involved and they are unscrupulously circulated for commercial gain. Such practices are a blatant invasion of privacy as well as an attack on an individual's dignity. However, there are inherent difficulties in using criminal laws to clamp down on them, so there is need of cyber law enforcement."
 
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Advocate

Total banning is not possible. There are many ways to access banned sites irrespective of ban. But any how it will be great that these sites are going to be banned.
 
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Adv P & H High Court Chandigarh

The idea is a welcome step but how to enforce it is a mute question which seems not touched in the reporting.

 
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These words already lingering in the minds of several Indian parents. What's new in this without a solution suggested technically or legally?

 
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Nationalist

It is ruining our sacred culture and spoiling the energy of youth.

 
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marketing

even before the advent of internet,p*rnography was there.only think is that,it is easily available.

there are lot of p*rnographic materials available in the form of magazines,cds etc.

legally banning the same may not bring the desired effect.

 
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Lawyer

Our s*x education was limited to the one obtained from public toilets but today's generation has everything at the finger tips.  Only a few clicks away. ' This is one field where we can say 'ignorance is bliss'. The awakening of knowledge ought to be natural .... like the blooming of a flower, rising of the sun....

 
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wht is d solution?

www.................................. and every thing is there.

it depend upon u wht do u want!

 
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Advocate

How come China and other Islamic countries can ban such sites... and here in India we still dodge and keep crying of culture and values going down the drains?  Anybody.. having technical knowledge in this regard.. will plz enlighten us on possibilities of banning of (technical banning of... ie., making it unaccessible technically)internet sites to a particular geographic region?

 
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manager

hmmm

 
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