Chennai Online reports that the Karnataka High Court issued notices to the Indian Government, ISP providers, Google and YouTube over the Time To Get Sexy video where Gautham Prasad, a New York-based Indian stand-up comedian strips, pole-dances, dines with women and even plays with daggers while dressed like Gandhi.
Karnataka High Court's Chief Justice Cyriac Joseph and Justice B S Patil, on behalf of Digital Society Foundation, issued the notices. The public interest writ that Digital Society Foundation filed demanded the video content be blocked. The petition also said, internet now was "leading to some illegal and criminal activities violating the rights of others."
Khaleej Times reports: "Criticizing the Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“assault to the dignity of the father of the nationĂ˘â‚¬Âť Information and Broadcasting Minister PR Dasmunsi on Friday demanded a Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“profound apologyĂ˘â‚¬Âť from the channels. To which Google Inc said, Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“These issues are complicated as the Internet is an international phenomenon. While technology can bring great opportunity and access to information globally, it can also present new and unique cultural challenges."
An apologetic Prasad was later recorded by many media outlets saying,"Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“I take sole responsibility for any offence that I caused. I apologize to people and encourage people not to view the video.Ă˘â‚¬Âť
So far, the video hasn't been blocked by YouTube or in Google's SERPs.