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Will internet fleece our pockets ?

On 17-Jul-2015, we received the newspapers with headlines “You will pay for Skype and Whatsapp etc”. It so happened that on that very day I was moderating a conference “Net Neutrality” of 25 leading lawyers, law firms , Legal heads of corporate, and content providers, organized by The Indian Lawyers Foundation in India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road Delhi. Dr Tarun Vijay the BJP member RS chaired the meeting. Answering the questions that I asked him as moderator, he tried to convince us that nothing untoward will be done to the consumer’s interest. I requested him, not to turn and twist the technical definitions of the terms like carrier, information, broadband etc towards a legal domain that defines controls and regulations.

Going deeper into the issue of Facebook’s Internet org and the Zero Rating of Airtel I read the comments of DOT, which were published in the newspapers. You must know that DoT is the third tier of organization dealing with this aspect. Technically they object to free phone calls made on Skype and Whatsapp, but have no concern about the SMS on Whatsapp, Facebook, Google etc. However, theirs is only one technical opinion and their opinion is not tainted by lobbying. The second tier ie TRAI will intervene and give its own recommendations to the government then the regulation or the law will be made. I recommended the use of competition law to be followed rather than a new law, and I coined the term Net Partiality, that the audience liked. For the time being no worries … therefore

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