Cyber Squatting Read

Cyber Squatting

Introduction Idea of "Cybersquating" was originated at a time when most businesses were not savvy about the commercial opportunities on the Internet. Some criminals registered the well-known companies names as domain names with intent of selling them back to the companies when …

CLOUD AND LAW Read

CLOUD AND LAW

The major legal challenge emerging from cloud computing is the issue of extradition and jurisdiction. To understand the extent and jurisdiction of the Information Technology Act, we must examine sections 1(2) and 75 of the Act. 1. Short title, extent, commencement and …

Open Source Licenses Read

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a California (USA) based not for profit organization that spearheads the open source movement around the world. To qualify as “open source”, particular software must comply with several conditions. In order to understand these conditions, let …

Understanding Software License Read

Licenses are far more prevalent in the “intangible” world as compared to the “real” world. Suppose you buy a car. Once you pay the price of the car to the dealer, you can do almost anything with the car. You can sell …

Source Code Theft & the Law Read

Computer source code is the most important asset of software companies. Simply put, source code is the programming instructions that are compiled into the executable files that are sold by software development companies.  As is expected, most source code thefts take place …

Some real life scenarios Read

Continued from last issue, we are analyzing some of the common cyber related crimes from a legal perspective. 6. Source Code Theft Computer source code is the most important asset of software companies. Simply put, source code is the programming instructions that …

Some real life scenarios Read

In this and next few issues we’ll analyzes some of the common cyber related crimes from a legal perspective. Social networking sites related cases Social networking sites like Orkut and Facebook are very popular nowadays. Users of such sites can search for …

Need for Cyber Law Read

The first question that a student of cyber law will ask is whether there is a need for a separate field of law to cover cyberspace. Isn’t conventional law adequate to cover cyberspace? Let us consider cases where so called conventional crimes …

What is Cyber Law? Read

What is Cyber Law?

1.1 What is Cyber Law? In order to arrive at an acceptable definition of the term Cyber Law, we must first understand the meaning of the term law. Simply put, law encompasses the rules of conduct: (1) that have been approved by …