1.2.5 International Telecommunications Laws
Module I: Introduction to Telecommunication Industry,

Conceptual Framework for International Telecommunication Laws, Impact of Globalization on the International Telecom Industry, Overview of the Global State of Telecommunication, Challenges of Investment, Policy and Regulations Historical regulation and how the convergence between telephone, television and computer services can upset existing regulatory apparatuses;

Module II: International Telecom Laws,

Introduction to Telecom Regulations, Regulatory Organizations, Regulations of the Telecom Sector by ITU, Recent Development in ITU Regulations, Trade in Telecom Services;

Module III: International Institutions for Regulation of Telecom Sector,

International Telegraph Union, International Telecom Union, World Trade Organization, Jurisdiction among different international and national bodies and conflicts among nation States;

Module IV: Contemporary Challenges for the International Telecom Industry,

Privatization of the Telecommunication Industry, Role of IPR in Information and Communication Technologies, Telecommunications in Developing Countries, Usage of Information and Communication Technology in Telecom Industry, International Allocation of Spectrum for Wireless Services and Orbital Slots for Satellites; International Copyright/Broadcasting Issues and Issues Surrounding Submarines Cables

1.2.6 Space Technology, Telecommunications and IPRs Issues
Module I: International Law of IPR,

Introduction to IPR, International Convention on Patents, Industrial Designs and Trademarks, Law relating to International Copyright Conventions, Role of International Organization in Protection of Intellectual Property Rights;

Module II: Relationship between IPR and Outer Space & Telecom Activities,

International Law of Outer Space, Intellectual Property Rights in Outer Space Endeavors, Intellectual Property and Space Inventions, National Jurisdiction and Exclusive Rights in Geospatial Data and Databases, Terrestrial Laws for Protection of Geo-spatial Data, Space Activities: Need for International Law and IPR Protection;

Module III: IPR Protection for Outer Space Activities & Telecom Sector in India

IPR Protection Laws of India, Need for IPR Protection Regime for Space Activities of India, Relations of IPR with Spatial Data, India’s Telecom Sector and Need for IPR Protection, IPR and Space Activities: Indian Perspectives;

Module IV: Contemporary Developments

IPR and Space Activities: Emerging Issues, Indian Defence Industry and Protection of IPR Regime;

1.2.7. Space Commercialization and Legal Issues
Module I: Introduction to Global Space Activities and Space Commerce,

Global Space Economy, Inputs to Space Economy, Civilian Space Programmes In Government Budget Appropriations or Outlays For R&D, National Budgets For Space, Insurance Market For Space Activities, Innovation For Future Economic Growth: Patents, Space Launch Activities Worldwide, New Space Technology and Innovative Applications, National Space Commerce and Economy: Comparative Analysis, Sharing the benefits of Space Law and Economic Development, Space Law: Thinking Globally;

Module II: International Space Law on Space Commerce,

Space Commerce Governance: Overview of the Legal Regime, Contemporary Space Industry, Space Commerce and its benefits, Commercial Development of the Outer Space Sector, International Space Law for Space Commerce: A Critique, Commercial Launches, Legal and Policy Perspectives, Space Commercialization and Third World;

Module III: Space Commerce and India;

Space Commercialization and Third World, Organizational Structure for Space Commerce Governance in India, Space Economy of India, Space Products and Services: Commercial Perspectives, Regulatory Framework for Space Activities in India, Commercialization and Privatization of Space Industry India: Emerging Legal Challenges;

Module IV:Contemporary Challenges to Space Commerce,

Transporting Legal Systems for Property Rights from Earth to Stars, Space Debris: Developing Countries Perspective, Challenges for Space Law in the era of Globalization, Outer Space and Continuous Need for Multilateral Treaty Making, The Continuous Need for Space Law-making, Proliferation of Negotiating Forums

1.2.8. Space Security: Laws and Policies
Module I: International Space Security,

Introduction, Concept and Nature of Space Security, The emergence of space domain and perspectives on space security, Space technology and its dual use nature, from telecommunication satellites, remote sensing satellites and debris collectors to laser, Space strategy: towards the space battlefield or operational sanctuary, Space related hazards and threats, Territory and the geopolitics of outer space;

Module II:Laws Governing Space Security,

United Nations Legal Principles, COPUOS (1959), The Outer Space Treaty, 1967, The Rescue Agreement, 1968, The Liability Convention, 1972, The registration Convention, 1975, The Moon Treaty, 1979, PAROS UNGA Resolution: 1981, UN GGE: 3rd GGE, (PPWT) (2008) – Treaty between Russia and China, The EU Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities (2010),.

Module III: Space Security Law: Global Perspectives,

Space weaponisation, Space and environment security, Congested Space: Spectrum Crowding, SSA, Orbital Debris, Remote sensing v. State and individual security, Space situational awareness, Satellite data security, National Security, Space security and global cooperation;

Module IV: Space Security Issues in India,

India’s Space Policy, India’s Military Capability in Space, Threats to India’s space assets, India’s military options in space, Role of Indian Space and Defence Agencies towards Space Security.

Course Coordinator

Prof.(Dr.)V.Balakista Reddy
Professor of International Law and Registrar
Head, Centre for Aerospace and Defence Laws (CADL)
Ph : +9140 – 23498103

Administrative Contact


Ms. K. Madhuri
Assistant Registrar
Ph : +9140 – 23498402
Email : ddeadmissions@nalsar.ac.in

Ms. G. Usha Devi
Junior Assistant
Ph : +9140 – 23498404
Email : nalsarpro@nalsar.ac.in

Mr. B. Vijay Kumar
Record Assistant
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