Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Bigger Picture: Increasing Internet Penetration in India

Oh, golly.

Two crazy kids, a camera phone, and Ebay: recipe for arrest of a top of Indian official of the on-line auction company. Indian Ebay exec Avnish Bajaj got arrested when pictures of oral sex between teenagers got sold on Ebay.

Legal reaction: "Ultimately we have to see bigger picture. We want to increase Internet penetration. This will only happen if you allow service providers the freedom." (Pawan Duggal, Indian cyberlaw expert).

Um...I think pictures, internet penetration, and provision of service are exactly what got those kids in trouble in the first place, man.

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