Since the beginning of civilization, man has constantly adapted himself to the changing circumstances and scenarios to usher in new eras of development and progress. Every stage in human history has been important in its own way. However, if today we look back in retrospect and try to analyze the pace of various important advances, some periods stand out.
The last few decades have been some of the most significant in human history. It is in this era that we have seen the birth of the internet, and it is in this very decade that Internet and the World Wide Web has blossomed into what we see them as today. Today, the internet has become an all pervading revolution which has an immense impact on all aspects of human life and existence. Truly the internet is an irreversible phenomenon which has set new benchmarks for all of mankind.
To put it simply, the internet is a global network of computers, all speaking the same language. It all began in 1969 when America's Department of Defense commissioned the construction of a Super network called ARPANET. The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was basically intended as a military network of 40 computers connected by a web of links and lines. This network slowly grew and became known as the Internet. By 1981, over 200 computers from all around the world were connected. Today the figure runs into millions.
[...] CONCLUSION The first problem in this direction is that India does not have a comprehensive legal and regulatory framework for regulating all kinds of cyber crimes. India lacks any specific legislation on cyber crime. The Indian Cyber law namely, The Information Technology Act has introduced a new chapter entitled" Offences" namely Chapter 11.In the said chapter, only a limited number of cyber crimes have been covered. These include damage to computer source code, hacking, publishing obscene electronic information, breach of protected systems, publishing certain false Digital Signature Certificates for fraudulent purposes. [...]
[...] many of the auction sites even in India are believed to be selling cocaine in the name of ‘honey'. The clip of the DPS students was kept for selling on the site called Bazee.com by a student from IIT Kharagpur. Online gambling : There are millions of websites; all hosted on servers abroad, that offer online gambling. In fact, it is believed that many of these websites are actually fronts for money laundering. Cases of hawala transactions and money laundering over the Internet have been reported. [...]
[...] In India, cyber laws are contained in the Information Technology, Act 2000. In May 2000, both the houses of Indian Parliament passed the Information Technology Bill. The Bill received the assent of the President of India in August 2000 (IT Act 2000). The IT Act 2000 aims to provide the legal infrastructure for e-commerce in India. At this juncture, it is relevant to understand what the IT Act offers and its various perspectives. The main objective of the Act is to provide legal recognition for transactions carried out by means of electronic data interchange and other means of electronic communication, commonly referred to as e-commerce, which involve the use of alternatives to paper-based methods of communication and storage of information to facilitate electronic filing of documents with the Government agencies. [...]
[...] As of now, there is absolutely no comprehensive law on Cyber crime any where in the world. This is reason that the investigating agencies like FBI are finding the Cyberspace to be an extremely difficult terrain. These various Cyber crimes fall into that grey area of Internet law which is neither fully nor partially covered by the existing laws and that I. Domain The Internet is a network of computers. Each computer on the said network has its own distinct entity and presence. [...]
[...] In India we do not have appropriate measures and procedures in place, which govern a uniform standard of detection, investigation and prosecution of cyber crimes by the Law enforcement Agencies in India. We have one of the best judiciaries and the legal professionals in the world. However, as cyber crime is a new concept, there is a need for making judiciary as a whole more aware and oriented about handling various kinds of cyber crimes and their prosecution. There is a need for immense training and orientation programmes to be carried out not only by the Government for the Judiciary and the judges as a whole but also for the advocates. [...]
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