Cyber Law

Cyber Law

Cyber Laws in India are under governance by the Information Technology Act 2000, the Indian Penal Code 1860, the Indian Evidence Act 1872, the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934, the Companies Act, and various other related laws.

Cyber Law is the branch of law that deals with legal issues related to the use of inter-networked information technology. Cyber Law governs the legal aspects of computers and the internet. Cyber crimes involve activities of a criminal nature such as theft, forgery, fraud, mischief and defamation. In cyber crime, the computer may be used as a target or as a weapon. Cyber Law is integral in today’s world because every action in the cyber worlds has a legal aspect to it.

Some of the legal services that form part of this area of law are

1. Intellectual Property Violations (cyber squatting, software piracy, copyright infringement, trademarks violations, theft of computer source code, patent violations) and Information Technology-related compliance,

2. Software Protection & Licensing,

3. Data Theft and Data Protection,

4. Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights and IP Protection,

5. Hacking, privacy, unauthorized access and security related issues,

6. E-commerce and investment frauds,

7. Electronic and Digital Signatures

8. Cyber stalking and Defamation,

9. Online gambling,

10. Domain Names Dispute Resolution,

11. Banking and Credit Card Frauds,

12. Disputes relating to Contracts,

13. Technology Transfer and Technical Assistance Agreements,

14. Website Development Agreements,

15. Preparing Shrink Wrap Agreements and Click Wrap Agreements,

16. Software Licence and Maintenance Agreements,

17. Hardware Maintenance and System Supply Agreements,

18. Access and Beta Test Agreements, Service Provider Agreements,

19. Broadcasting, Satellite and Digital Terrestrial Agreements,

20. Conditional Access Systems (CAS) Agreements,

21. Server Co-Location Space Agreements and other related Commercial Agreements,

22. Pornography related legal issues,

23. Breach of Privacy and Confidentiality,

24. Denial of Service Attacks