Consilience 2015: Net Neutrality

[The following
announcement is posted on behalf of the Law and Technology Society at the National
Law School of India University, Bangalore]
The
Law and Technology Society (L-Tech) at NLSIU is proud to bring to you our
annual conference Consilience, 2015. The theme for this year’s
conference is the topic of Net Neutrality. 
Net
Neutrality refers to the idea that all data on the internet should be treated
equally. What this means is that you shouldn’t be charged more for using one
website or less for another. The internet is meant to be equal for all to
access. 
However,
to maintain this network, telecom operators argue they have to spend thousands
of crores of rupees on licences and cable infrastructure without getting much
return. Therefore they want to be able to charge differently for using
different websites. This makes it is a very contentious issue as it involves a
tricky balancing of business interests v. freedoms of the digital age.
The
conference is going to be graced by a host of experts in the field, such as
Rajan Mathews (Director-General, Cellular Operators Association of India), T.V.
Ramachandran (Resident Director, Regulatory Affairs and Govt. Relations,
Vodafone Essar Ltd.), the Policy Director for Centre for Internet and Society,
Mr. Pranesh Prakash, and the general counsel of CISCO India, Mr. Joginder
Yadav. Students and experts alike shall give us differing opinions and
facilitate a great debate.
Scheduled
for the 9th & 10th of May, 2015,
 the
conference is shortly after April 24 and May 8 (the deadlines for
communicating comments and counter comments respectively to the consultation
paper
 issued by TRAI).
Register
for free
 for Consilience 2015 on
our website;
all registered participants shall be given a certificate of participation. Stay
connected to updates and event details through our official Facebook
Event page
.
Venue: National
Law School of India University, Bangalore
Sarthak
Gupta
(+91-8095722839)
On
behalf of L-Tech

About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

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