A throwback to India’s FIRST MMS scandal

A throwback to India’s FIRST MMS scandal

A throwback to India’s FIRST MMS scandal

protests at Chandigarh College outpoured after MMS of 60 ladies bathing was shared

New Delhi: The Chandigarh College MMS controversy that has rocked the nation is however a grim reminder of what began manner again in 2004 with the notorious ‘DPS MMS’ scandal.

These had been the instances when movies was once pixelated and grainy, recorded and seen on extraordinarily low decision screens. The information switch expertise was sluggish and odious, and but the MMS or multimedia messaging service clip of a Class XI couple heralded how telephones started to be seen: needed, however evil.

The clip confirmed two Class XI college students of Delhi Public College, RK Puram department, having oral intercourse on the varsity premises. The boy had shot the video with a cell phone that had multimedia messaging service or MMS, the one expertise again then to share multimedia or A/V content material between cellphones.

The video was 2 minutes and 37 seconds lengthy.

The video was circulated broadly and ultimately uploaded on the web, the place it was copied and saved without end. No FIR was registered in opposition to anybody for making and sharing the clip.

Nevertheless, on 9 December 2004, an article appeared in Delhi-based tabloid Right now that sparked controversy after its author Anupam Thapa printed an unique story, which claimed that a web based buying and selling web site named bazee.com was auctioning the video clip.

The article mentioned, “India’s largest on-line buying and selling portal baazee.com had listed the mentioned MMS clip below the title ‘DPS ladies having enjoyable’ with the member ID of 27877408.”

The police. after investigation, revealed that one Alice Electronics of Kharagpur, West Bengal, had bought eight copies of the mentioned clip since 27, November, 2004.

Later, Delhi Police commissioner took cognisance of the information merchandise and ordered the crime department to register a case and examine.

The case was registered at Hauz Khas Police Station.

Avnish Bajaj, the then CEO of the web site Baazee.com was summoned by the Delhi Excessive Court docket for having allowed this clip to be listed for public sale below sections 67 and 85 of the I-T Act, 2000.

Bajaj, who had subsequently bought his firm to eBay Pvt. Ltd., contended that mere itemizing couldn’t be construed as crime below the Data Know-how Act 2000.

The matter continues to be sub-judice.

Ever since MMS has turn out to be synonymous with porn. Even bollywood rode the crest of the controversy, having produced a spate of films on or across the DPS MMS scandal. A few of these motion pictures had been Dev D, Love Intercourse aur Dhoka, Ragini MMS and I don’t Luv you. One crime collection ‘Gumrah: Finish of Innocence’ additionally featured an episode on the difficulty.

(With inputs from companies)

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