ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Taking Down Cyber Violence

Through the proliferation of rape videos, morphed images, etc, the internet is witnessing increasing instances of violence against women. As websites sometimes claim to be intermediaries which cannot be always held responsible for the nature of content uploaded online, the issue of intermediary liability needs to be addressed urgently. The precedent set by the Supreme Court in this regard in certain cases merits critical examination, in order to pave the way forward for developing an alternate intermediate liability regime, which can walk the tightrope between censorship and the protection of the dignity of women and children in cyberspace.
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