Wondering if we can sue ISPs and government agencies for restricting access to legitimate content. If the courts can be approached to restrict content why not to remove the restrictions and make the people responsible pay for the inconvenience?
We have seen a number of variants of the vague notices that ISPs display when users attempt to access a blocked website. Now here’s another. This time they aren’t even sure about what exactly is behind the block.
This gem is from Bharti Airtel:
This website/URL has been blocked until further notice either pursuant to Court orders or on the Directions issued by the Department of Telecommunications
We as users have the right to know is which specific court order or which government agency directive has resulted in the block with a link to a copy of the order.
As usual our ISPs are asked to block specific URLs and they being the clueless, customer-unfriendly morons that they are, end up blocking entire domains.
And ISPs do not always censor because of legal requirements, sometimes there could be some vested business and personal interests involved, as revealed by Anonymous India after they apparently gained access in to Reliance Communications’ servers.
When will they ever learn? The answer, my friend, has been “blocked until further notice either pursuant to Court orders or on the Directions issued by the Department of Telecommunications”
Toss a coin. Shall we?