Google India and Facebook (may this is the first time both these Internet giants or on the same words) have informed to Delhi High Court that they can’t control the content that is being uploaded by the millions people who are accessing their websites and have clarified that practically it is impossible to restrict the content, further hearings for this case have been adjourned till January 19, 2012.
Neeraj Kishan Kaul, senior advocate on behalf of Google India told to the metropolitan magistrate who have issued these summons is completely aware of the situations and the technologies services that are cited here, he further added that social networking sites are designed in such a way that the people who are using these sites will have the “freedom to speech” which is one of the constitutional rights in democratic countries like India.
Google also clarified that it has nothing to do with the content of the websites, as the same will be uploaded by third parties or respective owners of the website and said that it is just a search engine and it can’t help out with the objectionable material that is posted.
Advocate Neeraj Kishan further added that “Google India is neither a search engine nor a web hosting site and was a distinct legal entity from its US-based holding company Google Inc., a search engine,” and on the clarification related to Google India and Google Inc. arguing that they were different entities, he clarified: “It has nothing to do with Google India directly or indirectly, I am not responsible for it”. On the counterpart advocates are arguing that Google India and Google Inc. are same companies.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar have summoned the 21 accused web companies for committing the offence which is punishable under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 292 (sale of obscene books and material and 293 (sale of obscene objects to young person).