Instant Messaging May Be Illegal In India

from the what-isn't-illegal-these-days? dept

It seems to be a popular past time these days to deal with new technologies that threaten your business model by doing anything possible to have them declared illegal. Just like the entertainment industry and file traders, it seems that telephony companies in India are trying to make instant messaging illegal. They’re upset that text messaging and voice chatting via those programs are taking away from their own business – and represent “unregulated” telephony services. This appears to serve no public good other than to keep some profits in the pockets of current telephony companies.

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