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Are India's Internet laws ready for the digital age?

The Global Network Initiative and the Internet and Mobile Association of India are working together to explain how India’s Internet and technology laws are holding back economic innovation and freedom of expression. Through an interactive slideshow created by Newsbound, GNI and IAMAI explain the impact of current laws and regulations for Internet users and businesses in India:

Reports and Resources

Closing the Gap: Indian Online Intermediaries and a Liability System Not Yet Fit for Purpose

Date: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (All day)

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) released a report, “Closing the Gap: Indian Online Intermediaries and a Liability System Not Yet Fit for Purpose,” prepared by Copenhagen Economics, which found that online platforms that support user-generated content can become an important part of India’s Internet economy and contribute approximately INR 2.49 lakh crore (USD 41 Billion) by 2015—in addition to the contribution of other elements of the Internet economy. 

This would mean that two years from now their GDP contribution may increase to more than 1.3 per cent, provided that the current legal liability regime is improved. Additionally, the positive productivity effects of online intermediaries will be significant—creating an even greater impact in India in areas like e-sales and e-procurement compared to their impact in Europe or the US.

Read the report here

Read the executive summary here