Fighting For The Right To Use Internet Phone Services In India

from the breaking-the-law dept

A few months ago I was talking to a guy at a conference who was working with some folks to set up a Voice over IP network in India, though he explained that doing so was mostly illegal. The telephone company in India has a monopoly, and it is illegal to use other means to make an international phone call. So, what happens is you have many Indians breaking the law because they think it’s ridiculous that you can’t just go to Dialpad or whatever other online voice service and call their relatives for less money. Now the telecom company is trying to fight back by blocking access to these services. Seems like an interesting parallel to the Napster debate.

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