If the government has its way, accessing the internet using wifi hotspots at airports and cafes just might become a thing of the past. It might happen because of the way "cyber cafes" are defined in the Information Technology Act. The IT Act defines a cyber café as any facility which as part of its business offers internet access to people. The The government has sought feedback on a draft regulation to govern the working of cyber cafes. The draft regulation can be found here. The draft regulations requires every cyber cafe to have a license and give internet access to people after they prove their identity to the satisfaction of the cyber café. The cyber cafés are required to maintain the logs of users and of websites accessed by users. Cyber cafes are also required to ensure that their service is not utilised by people for any illegal activity or for viewing pornography. There are requirements on the physical layout of the cyber cafe -- for example, they need to prominently display a board stating that users may not view pornography.