Privacy And Data Collection- Statutory Protections

Steps taken in furtherance of Data Protection and Information Security The main objective of the Information Technology Act, 2000 is to offer legal identification and recognition to transactions carried out by means of electronic statistics/ data exchange and other means of electronic communication, universally referred to as e-commerce,   substituting paper-based methods of communication and depository 

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Locating Surrogacy In The Indian Mirror

The world’s second and India’s first IVF (in vitro fertilization) baby, Kanupriya alias Durga was born in Kolkata on October 3, 1978 about two months after the world’s first IVF boy, Louise Joy Brown born in Great Britain on July 25, 1978. From that point forward the field of assisted reproductive technology (ART) has grown 

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Discussions on Judicial Review In India

The doctrine of judicial review is thus firmly rooted in India, and has the explicit sanction of the constitution. Actually the idea of judicial review implies the amendment of the declaration or sentence of a lower court by a higher court. Judicial review has a more specialized importance in pubic law, especially in nations having 

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John Doe Orders and Online Piracy

John Doe, conceptually is a legal personification of the unknown, the untraceable. In this age of rampant online piracy, copyright owners, especially movie studios and online broadcasters face the trouble of not knowing the identity of potential infringers to prevent them from causing any damage. In such a scenario, the courts, taking into consideration the 

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Fair Dealing And Sports Videos

Sports has always been a passionate affair for all the Indians for a long time and the impact it makes in the lives of the people has only multiplied over the years with the advent of technology that enabled streaming of live matches and games, both online and offline. More often than not such matches 

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Copyrights and the Art of Inking

Tattooing has been very popular in western culture. Movies and celebrities have influenced this popular culture of inking body. In realm of law, this has raised a very valid question. Whether the tattoo inked by tattoo artist can be copyrighted? Since India has still not witnessed any legal battle in this regard, this write-up will 

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Copyrightability Of Fictional Characters

At some point of life, all of us have struck friendship with fictional characters and may well even have formed alter-egos out of them and if only we could free them from the clutches of law. Fictional characters are the creation of literary, artistic or cinematography work. In ‘Warner Bros Inc. v. ABC’, the  US 

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Copyright in Cloud Computing and Digital Era

Cloud computing has, so far, no clear definition. The physical difficulty in storing huge amount of data and recurring data breaches have impelled the development of a system wherein the information is not stored in the physical hardware but in cyberspace called cloud. It provides three types of services – (SaaS) Software as a Service, 

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Dissent and Democracy – Sedition Laws in India

By Karan Kumar Khaitani “It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired our national struggle for freedom.”[1] The recent spate in instances of invoking sedition laws against human rights activists, journalists and public intellectuals in the country have raised important questions on the undemocratic 

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Defamation in Cyberspace

By Aishwarya Ganesan In the era of the Cyber World, the Internet provides Individuals an equal opportunity to access data/ information; and with the high usage of technology, misuse of the cyberspace amplified. As the uses and applications of the technology develop, understanding of the technology grows. With the growth in the extensive usage of 

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Origin and Development of Contract Law

By Prashansa Shah About 144 years old is our Indian Contract Act, and since then, it has been very much active and developing. The contracts and contract making today, reaches new dimensions with numerous variations and innovations, but still holding on to the prime purpose of safeguarding the parties’ interests and expectations. As we analyse 

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Competition in Space – The commercial regime of private players

By Hariharan Vignesh Launching satellites into orbit, once the exclusive domain of the U.S. and Soviet governments, today is an industry in which companies in the United States, Europe, China, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, and India compete. In the United States, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) owns and launches its space shuttle. Private sector 

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Emergency Laws and Civil Liberties

By George Nalappat The provision of emergency laws in various constitutions around the world has always been up for a debate. The power that is vested in the governments and the executives to enforce and implement emergency powers can be traced back to the early Greek civilization. Even though such is the case, it is 

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Journalism and Privacy

By – Apoorva Mishra A question journalists often confront is how much of a person’s private life should be revealed in an article. Just because a journalist is efficient enough to pull out the source’s information doesn’t mean all of that is an ethical practice. Ofcourse, the journalists want to share the information publically concerning 

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