India will partly reverse its online porn ban

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India will partly reverse its online porn ban

It looks like the Indian government's broad attempt to block internet porn didn't last long. Officials say they'll lift a ban on many of the 857 sites just recently cut off for being "immoral and indecent." They should be fine as long as they don't promote child porn, the country's communications minister says. It's not certain what prompted the change of heart, but a public backlash didn't help -- critics argued that the censorship violated personal liberty and wouldn't be very effective given the ease of finding alternatives. As it stands, Indian researchers argue that it's more important to tackle sexual violence than keep images of consenting adults off of people's screens.

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