Update: India blocks access to blogs

by Bharat Suneja

In an interesting twist, India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) has now directed ISPs in the country which blocked access to blogs hosted on Google’s BlogSpot, TypePad, and some Yahoo GeoCities sites to “strictly comply with the order dated July 13th and provide unhindered access to the Internet except for the Web sites/Web pages which have been specifically mentioned in its orders issued from time to time.

Apparently, the ISPs went ahead and blocked access to entire domains of the above services, which potentially blocked access to all blogs hosted by them.

You can read the entire report on rediff.com.

I am glad this whole senseless episode is coming to a closure, and happy to note that the Indian government has acted quickly on this issue.

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