You don't deserve more time, says judge to Facebook, Google
Dehli court demands action on content filtering
TechLife | 07 Feb 2012 :
"You don't deserve more time," was reportedly what a Delhi judge said to Internet giants like Google and Facebook on Monday.
According to reports in the Indian media, the judge gave 15 more days to the Internet companies under the court's scanner to remove what it considered 'objectionable material' hosted on their sites.
As matters stand , the 22 companies involved in the case have to submit in writing that they have deleted the offending content. The next hearing is on 1 March.
According to NDTV, the civil case accuses firms like Yahoo of allowing 'anti-religious' and 'anti-social' content that could provoke communal tension.
The same companies are also dealing with a criminal case in another Delhi court, where they are accused of conspiracy and cheating.
The petitioner in today's civil case is Mufti Aizaz Arshad Kazmi. He filed his suit in December, days before another Delhi resident Vinay Rai filed the criminal case against the Internet companies.
Top executives of the firms have been summoned to appear in court on 13 March, said a media report.
IDG News Service