Category Archives: Cyber Law

Cyber Law

E-Commerce and E-Contracts: Overview And Analysis

E-Contracts are modelled, specified and executed by a software system and were born out of convenience, the need for speed and efficiency. This article titled ‘E-Commerce and E-Contracts: Overview’ understands the world of e-commerce and questions the validity of e-contracts in an entirely online world. I. E-Commerce in India E-commerce in simple terms refers to the buying and… Read More »

Cyber Space Jurisdiction: Issues and Challenges

This article aims at first understanding the crucial elements of cyber space jurisdiction along with its types and application. Furthermore, the article shall explain jurisdiction with reference to our IT Act, 2000 so as to initiate jurisdiction in our cyber law. The main focus of the article, however, will be on jurisdictional issues that are present in the… Read More »

Information Technology Act, 2000: Important Definitions 

This paper aims at understanding the basics of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and it’s Amendment in 2008. However, the paper will lay focus on §2[1] to understand the definitions provided within the Act. I. Information Technology Act, 2000 The Information Technology Act of 2000 (hereinafter referred to as the “IT Act”) is the primary law that deals… Read More »

Cyber Space: Meaning, Regulation and Scope

This article aims at understanding the crucial elements of cyber space as stated; the meaning, regulation and scope. I. Cyber Space – Meaning The term cyber space has garnered numerous definitions and interpretations given by both experts and lexicographers. According to Adnan (2010), cyberspace is an unreal world where information is constantly transmitted through or between computers. On… Read More »

Cyber Law: The Information Technology Act and its Application

This article aims at understanding the objectives and features of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and it’s Amendment in 2008. Further, the paper will focus on the application of the provisions enshrined in the Act by gathering data obtained from judicial precedents. The 21st century that we live in has people spend more time on the virtual front… Read More »

Doctrine of Fair Dealing: Meaning, importance and Case Laws

This article titled ‘Doctrine of Fair Dealing in the Cyberspace’ aims to understand an exception to the list of rights granted. I. Exception to Copyright – Doctrine of Fair Dealing  Section 52(a) of the Copyright Act[1] provides for exceptions to infringement in the form of ‘fair dealing’. The term fair dealing refers to the use of literary, dramatic,… Read More »

Copyrights and Infringement

This paper titled ‘Copyrights and Infringement’ discusses the rights and infringement involved with copyrights in the cyberspace by laying special emphasis on internet service providers. I. RIGHTS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAW IN CYBERSPACE The various parts of computer software that are protected by copyright include the graphical user interface, the source code and object code, the operating system… Read More »

Copyright and its Subject Matter

This paper aims at first understanding the world of copyright. Furthermore, the paper shall focus on the subject matter of copyright with regard to provisions within the cyberspace. Thus, it aims to club intellectual property law with cyber law. I. Copyright Copyright essentially refers to a type of Intellectual Property Rights protection which helps to protect the intellect… Read More »

Cyber Law: Digital Signatures

This article aims at first understanding the crucial elements of digital signature along with its importance in the world of e-commerce. Furthermore, the paper shall focus on the process of generating digital signatures, the algorithm and the public key infrastructure. This article titled ‘Digital Signatures’ discusses e-authentication to verify electronic transactions using cryptographic techniques such as digital signatures… Read More »