ONE-YEAR POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CYBER LAWS

 

COURSE STRUCTURE  (Revised w.e.f 2019-20 Batch)

 
1.1 Cyber Jurisprudence & E-Contracts
I. Introduction to Law
  • Meaning of Law
  • Sources of Law
  • Hierarchy & Composition of the Indian Judiciary
  •   Civil Courts Structure and Procedures
  •   Criminal Court Structure and Procedures
  •    Alternate Means of Dispute Resolution / ODR
  •   Arbitration
  •   Conciliation
  •   Negotiation
  •   Mediation
  •   Ombudsman
II. Cyber Jurisprudence
  • Understanding Cyber Space
  • Interface of Technology and Law
  • Defining Cyber Laws
  • Internet Governance, ICANN, UDRP, INDRP
  • Jurisdiction in Cyber Space
III. Understanding Electronic Contracts
  • The Indian Law of Contract - Offer and invitation, acceptance, consideration, intention, Performance
  • Construction of Electronic Contracts
  • Issues of Security
  • Issues of Privacy
  • Technical Issues in Cyber Contracts
IV. Types of Electronic Contracts
  • Employment Contracts
  • Consultant Agreements
  • Contractor Agreements
  • Sales, Re-Seller and Distributor Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Software Development & Licencing Agreements
  • Shrink Wrap Contract
  • Source Code Escrow Agreements
  • Indian Law on Shrink Wrap Contracts
  • Drafting of Cyber Contracts
V. Information Technology Act - An Overview
 
 
1.2  E-Commerce & Taxation
I. E-Commerce - Salient Features
  • On-line contracts
  • Mail Box rule
  • Privity of Contracts
  • Jurisdiction issues in E-Commerce
  • Electronic Data Interchange
  • E Advertising
  • E Procurement
  • E Governance
  • Intermediaries
  • Fintech Business
  • Raising Capital for E Business
  • Venture Funding, FDI  etc
II. Security and Evidence in E-Commerce
  • Dual Key Encryption
  • Digital Signatures
  • Security issues in E-Commerce
  • Evidence related issues
  • UNCITRAL model law of E-Commerce
  • Indian Legal Position on E-Commerce
  • IT Act 2000/Indian Evidence Act/ Draft law on E-Commerce
III. E-Banking and Legal Issues
  • Electronic Money
  • Regulating e-transactions
  • Role of RBI and Legal issues
  • Transnational Transactions of E-Cash
  • Credit Card and Internet
  • Laws relating to Internet credit cards
  • Secure Electronic Transactions
IV. Taxation Issues in Cyber Space
  •  Foundations of Taxation
  • Theoretical underpinnings
  • Canons of Taxation
  • Constitutional Basis of Tax
  •  Direct Tax Regime
  • Residential status of assesse (company)
  • Source v. residence based taxation
  • Scope of total income
  • Source based taxation (sec.9)
  • Existing framework for taxation of e-commerce (business income)
  • Online market, online subscription service, online advertising
  • Characterization of income-royalty or fees for technical services
  •  Equalisation levy
  • Indirect Tax Regime
  • Basics of GST
  • GST on Online Information Data Access and Retrieval (OIDAR)   
  • GST on non-OIDAR
V. International Taxation in E-Commerce
  • Basics of International Taxation
  • Existing framework- permanent establishment-virtual PE
  • Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (OECD) Action Plan- Tax Challenges Arising from Digitalisation
  • Public Consultation Document- User Participation proposal, marketing intangibles proposal, significant economic presence
  • Double Taxation
  • Role of ISPs
  • OECD initiatives in International Taxation
 
1.3 IPR in Cyber Space
I. An overview of IP system
II. Copyright and Information Technology
  • Understanding the technology of Software
  • Copyright issue in cyber space
  • Software - Copyrights vs. Patents debate
  • Authorship and Assignment Issues
  • Commissioned Work and Work for Hire
  • Idea/Expression dichotomy
  • Copyright in Internet
  • Jurisdiction Issues and Copyright
  • Infringement and Remedies
  • Multimedia and Copyright issues
  • Software Piracy
III. Patents and Information Technology
  • Understanding Patents
  • International context of Patents
  • European Position on Computer related Patents
  • Legal position of U.S. on Computer related Patents
  • Indian Position on Computer related Patents
  • SEP and FRAND
IV. Trademarks in Cyber Space
  • Understanding Trademarks
  • Trademark Law in India
  • Infringement and Passing Off
  • Trademarks in Internet
  • Domain name registration
  • Domain Name Disputes & WIPO
V. Databases
  • Databases in Information Technology
  • Protection of Databases
  • Legal Position of Database protection in U.S.
  • European Legal position on Databases
  • Indian Law on Database
 
1.4 Cyber Security & Cyber Crimes
I. Introduction to Cyber Crimes

(Information and Technology Act with 2008 Amendment)

  • Defining Crime
  • Classification of Cyber Crimes
  • Cyber Security
  • Distinction between Cyber Crimes & conventional crime
II. Law relating to Cyber Crimes
  • Cyber Crime Jurisdiction
  • Hacking
  • Obscenity & Pornography
  • Cyber Stalking
  • Theft of Identity
  • Cyber Fraud
  • Mischief
  • Cyber Defamation
  • Cyber Terrorism
  • Breach of Confidentiality and Privacy
  • Offences of/by Companies
  • Liability of Intermediaries including 2011 guidelines
III. Procedural Law relating to Cyber Crimes
  • Cyber Investigation
  • Compoundable Offences
  • Powers of Police Officers
  • Law of Evidence in Cyber Crimes ( Electronic Evidence)
  • Admissibility and relevancy of Electronic Evidence
  • Sec 65A, 65 B ( Anwar Ali Basheer, Navjot Singh And RM Malakhani)
  • Evidence issues including legal aspects of Cyber Forensics
IV.  Internet and Social Media
  • Freedom of Expression in Internet
  • Hate speech
  • Sedition
  • Libel
  • Subversion
  • Privacy Issues
  • Regulating Social Media
V. International Law relating to Cyber Crimes
  • United Nations
  • Global Working Groups
  • The International Criminal Court and Cyber Crimes
  • International Criminal Tribunal for Cyber space
  • Council of Europe Convention on Cyber Crime
  • Budapest Convention
VI. Emerging and Contemporary issues in CYber Space
  • Data Protection- data privacy :emerging technologies
  • Quantum Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • IOT (Internet of things)
  • BIGDATA
  • Block chain technology
  • GDPR, HIPAA and proposed PDPA 2018

Course Coordinator

  
  Dr.K.V.K.Santhy
  Assistant Professor
  ph : +9140 – 23498213
 

Administrative Contact

 

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

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

Mr. B. Vijay Kumar
Record Assistant
Ph : +9140 – 23498404
Email : nalsarpro@nalsar.ac.in

Postal Address

NALSAR Proximate Education

Directorate of Distance Education
NALSAR University of Law
Justice City, Shameerpet, Medchal District,
Hyderabad - 500101, Telangana, India.
Ph : +9140 – 23498404;Fax: +91 40 23498403

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