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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Me scared..Are you ?

Read this recently on Kaps's site.

Media reports disappear after a few days ?

Also read his other blog on what Indian Media officials had to say and it looks like a few things are on the horizon

a. Indian print media folks recognize blogs as a potential threat to print journalism
b. They would like to put "censorship" on blogs (havent heard of any other country trying to regulate blogs, other than military blogs or things that affect national security !!)
c. there are concerns about the internet media returning the investment !!

Made me laugh out loud first. The typical Indian business mentality is an expectation of instant ROI (return on investment). This is the reason why you see companies like Intel still struggling to set up a manufacturing plant in India !!

Secondly, India might actually succeed in Banning or censoring blogs altogether. India can do a lot of things that other countries can only dream of.. Just kidding..

That thought actually scared me. At the end of the day the Print media has enough clout over the virtual media. Is this report a note of caution to all bloggers to watch what they write, have disclaimers, have legal counsel ready or should we all turn on Ads on our blogs to show that we are a business enterprise generating revenue ???

Next thing on my Agenda : Come up with a nice disclaimer for my blog.

3 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:21 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu wrote...

Sundar, IMHO, it won't work. There might be stray incidents. One thing to be worried of is 'Goondaism' which is quite possible in the land of Mahatma.!! LOL :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:09 PM, Blogger Kaps wrote...

After making that post I realized that all Mumbai Mirror articles disappear after one day. they don't have archiving in place. so it doesn't seem to be a conspiracy.

anyway given the low levels of internet penetration in india, traditional media doesn't need to fear about Blogs. However Blogs are keeping an active check on the MSM.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:49 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

annan kaps avargal bayappada vendam endru solgirar.. irundhalum kutty fontla oru disclaimer pottudaren..

:)

thanks kaps for clarifying that.. but my decision to add the disclaimer was after i read the proceedings in the legal precendents in the US.

 

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