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1. Course Code & Title
Course Title : Cyber Laws
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No. of Credits: 2
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2. Course Overview & Course Objectives
Course Overview/ Course Description: Cyber Laws
The Cyberspace due to its unique quality of openness economic efficiency and anonymity of
members of the virtual community reaches the masses much quickly as opposed to earlier
technologies there by breaking the jurisdictional boundaries and creating series of challenges
for the legal system. This programmer seeks to address fast the changing needs of knowledge
society in the area of cyber laws.
Course Objectives:
1. The subject and the course content will help the student to understand, explore and acquire
a critical understanding of Cyber Laws.
2. Enable Students to understand, explore, and acquire a critical understanding Cyber Law.
3. Students will develop competencies for dealing with frauds and deceptions (confidence
tricks, scams) and other cybercrimes that are taking place via the Internet.
4. Make Student conversant with the social and intellectual property issues emerging from
5. Explore the legal and policy developments in various countries to regulate Cyberspace.
6. Develop the understanding of relationship between commerce and cyberspace.
7. Give Students in depth knowledge of Information Technology Act and legal frame work of
Right to Privacy, Data Security and Data Protection.

What Copyright 2. Space. Information 1. How copyright protects. 1. How the law applies to the 2. Trademark Issues in Cyber Space 3. Challenges to Indian 3. Patents in Digital 1. 4. Open Source. Intellectual Property. Surfing the net. WIPO Internet average Internet users. 2. Addressing the 4. “Community” means 3. Governments and 3. 2000. Appropriate policy. Indian Trademark Law. Domain Name. Information Cybercrime and Technology Act. Using Educational 4. Amendments to the Indian ITA 2008. 2000. The Weak Areas of the ITA the Indian ITA 2000. Students will come to know Law and Cybercrime. about Internet Scenario in 4. Impact Information Weakness in Technology Organizations. Trademark Online . The ICANN Uniform organizations. Positive Aspects of the ITA Technology Act 2000. 2. 6. 3. Topics Introduction to Cyber Laws – In Indian Context: Internet and the Protection of Software Copyright: 2. Punishment 5. Those concerned with the Internet’s security. Library and Copyright. Course Content Unit 1. Copy Rights in Digital 3. 4. permission. IPR in Cyber Space Content/ Fundamental Unit wise SLO Concepts 1. protects. 4. 1. 1. What does ICANN have to 1. Electronic Publishing. Impact of IT Act Amendments. internet without 6. 3. 3.3. Consequences of Not India. File sharing. 5. Treaties. Domain Name Dispute 4. Root server operators. Reverse Engineering. Protects and does not 3. Materials from or on the 5. Resolution Policy. Compensatory Damages. Downloading on the net. 1. Amendments made in 2. do with IP addresses? 2. 2. international treaty 4. 2. internet. Technology. Internet and Copyright.

Aware and updated with the latest 3. it is easier to manufacture in one geographic location and distribute elsewhere. and the future of online life in general. Types of Internet Crimes. 2. Aligned Programme Learning Outcomes 1. 3. and . 2. Benefit of Licensing. Students will able to know about the use of Cyber Laws and the ways through which it can be made effective for personal and professional use. Critical Skills acquired: Why does the Internet environment exist in the form it does today? What does its future. 2. 4. 2. intellectual property law. 2. Types of Contract. Discharge of Contract. Widespread availability of technology. The influence of organized crime. 4. Essential Ingredients of Crime. 4. 3. Well-read 4. Licensing Agreement 1. Students will learn various laws and regulations exists in India with respect to copyrights and trademark related issues. and how they have affected. 5. and cultural production in the networked environment. Legal penalties are low. 4. Students will be able to register the trademarks and license patenting. 1. and been affected by. 2. Introduction. 1. Increased globalization of world trade. 2. Knowledge base of Cyber Laws: The course will consider the changes to the organization of information. Smarter than a criminal 1. Licensing of the Basic Intellectual Property. Course Learning Outcomes/Students’ Learning Outcomes (SLO) Course Learning Outcomes 1. Cyber Crime and IPR IP Related Cyber Crimes Indian Contract Act 1872 4. look like? To what extent is this future malleable? 3. corporate intermediaries. 3. Essential elements of a valid Contract. 3. The result of more open borders and more trade is that it is also easier for counterfeits to flow across borders. if they exist at all. 1. The learning and understanding of protection of individual as well as intellectual property over the internet would be an added advantage.1. Open-minded 2. knowledge. Licensing the software or the emerging technology by understanding the agreement. Performance of Contract. Application of Cyber Laws: Governments.

Course Teaching & Learning Activities Lectures Interactive Laboratory Case Field (hrs) Tutorial (hrs) Discussion Trip In/out of (hrs) (hrs) (hrs) Class In/Out Projects Web Oth (hrs) Based ers Learning (hrs) (hrs) M.Mandatory Activity for the course. Students will also develop the skills related to safe cyber surfing and eradicating mal practices. the Internet. 1. Career planning and Development: Cyber law is one of the emerging career options. This class uses academic as well as non-traditional texts to engender a broader understanding of Internet culture and technology. hackers are empowered to different degrees by the space. Networks. NA-not applicable 6. data storage devices (Such as hard disks. 4. Assessment Schemes (including rationale)   A break up of Internal assessment and Final examination should be provided It should be clearly stated that what is required to pass the course and also the requirement for progression .4. O-optional Activity. USB disks etc). The present cyber law education trends in India show that online cyber law education in India would be the norm in the near future. ATM machines etc. with an eye towards mapping informed choices about the future. and their interests and strengths are often in tension. 5. websites. Legal and management professionals regularly enrol for cyber training. software. Personal Development: Students will be able to understand Cyber Law is the law governing cyber space. Cyber space is a very wide term and includes computers. Cyber law is also a very important aspect of legal training and corporate management. emails and even electronic devices such as cell phones.

2. Course Schedule Class/Week Date Topic Requirements 8. Oxford and Portland. Oregon business Laws By S. International Domain Name Law ICANN at the UDRP. S. 5. Universal Law Publishing Co. Gulshan and G. Course Policy  What do I do if I need more time?  Policy for accepting & grading late work  Re-marks & Moderation procedure  Group work/Peer Assessment/Self Assessment  Referencing style required in the course . work/ Field trips Final Exams Time Description Weight 7. Detail of the Course Website 10. 1. Recommended learning Resources 1. 4. A breakdown of each of the component with their weight and it will be due should be clearly stated Task Class attendance & Participation Group Projects & Presentation Assignments Lab. 2nd Edition. Law Relating to Computers Internet & E-Commerce By Nandan Kamath . K 9. (2007) Hart Pubishing.Ltd 2. By David Lindsy. 3.Pvt.

Everything is becoming cyber and the concerns of maintaining security of the information on the internet is also growing. about assessment method and about students’ suggestions. Crime-solving techniques are developed after a crime is committed. A cyber-crime expert must be two steps ahead of the criminal in order to foresee and prevent the crime. Career Opportunities 1. from law to the IT Industry. projects etc. at the end of the teaching of each unit. Additional Course Information 13. A statement relating to plagiarism and university’s dishonest practice regulations 11. To be able to excel in the field of cyber law. Students may be working in any field. course teaching methods. Means/Processes for student feedback on the course Every month. Therefore there are tremendous career opportunities in almost every field. 12. about field-work. knowledge of cyber law will definitely give you an edge over the rest. you must be: . 2. the Students can be given feedback forms containing four-five questions about the course content.