Google helps India jail the wrong guy

According to reports, Google helped the Indian government track down an Orkut member whose crime was posting an insulting picture of an Indian historical figure. But wait, there's more.

After Google handed over their member's IP address, Indian police took the information to the matching Internet service provider. Problem is, the ISP then narc'd the wrong guy, a poor sap named Lakshmana Kailash K. So to review, because of Google's strict adherence to Indian laws, a man ended up spending three weeks in jail, wrongfully accused of what again? Oh yes: having an opinion contrary to the government's.

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