Monthly Archives: July 2011

Patents Applications In India Are Declining

The number of Patents applications and the corresponding number of their grants determine the innovative and intellectual property regime of a nation. While a very liberal Patent regime is also not desirable yet it must also not be too restrictive. Indian Patent regime is a balance one but some signs of decline are now apparent.Patent law of India has been in existence for a considerable long

Mobile Governance Policy Of India

Mobile governance (m-governance) is an innovative method of using mobile technologies for effective governance and public services delivery. M-governance facilitates many public services in almost real time and without hassles. However, along with the benefits of m-governance it has many drawbacks as well.Firstly, we have no implementable m-governance policy in India. In the absence of proper

International Cyber Security Policy Framework And Indian Response

International Organisations are not taking much interest in the field of Cyber Security and prevention of Cyber Crimes. Of course, at the National level countries like US have laid down their International Strategy for Cyberspace.The Government Departments in US have also shown an increased Cooperation in the field of Cyber Security. Now US Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Homeland

Microsoft And Skype Are Playing Lawful Interception Card

World over Lawful Interception Laws are cited as the reason for E-Surveillance and Eavesdropping. However, almost all of these so called Lawful Interception Laws are themselves “Unconstitutional”.Take the example of Indian Cyber Law the Information Technology Act 2000 (IT Act 2000) that carries many draconian E-Surveillance provisions without any “Procedural Safeguards”. These provisions and laws

Online Cyber Law Education In India

Online education is in its infancy stage in India. This is more so for techno legal courses like cyber law, cyber forensics, cyber security, professional techno legal courses, etc where neither the traditional education and training institutions nor the contemporary education and training institutions are well versed.Here comes the importance of online cyber law education in India. Cyber law is a

Online Legal Training In India Rejuvenated

Legal training is not an easy task to achieve. This is more so in the contemporary era where information technology (IT) has changed the entire landscape of legal education and training.For instance, few years back law colleges and universities were not aware about the concept of cyber law. Now law colleges and universities have started offering courses in cyber law and similar topics. Although

Best Legal Training Providers In India And Asia

Legal education and legal training are two different things. While the former is on the side of acquiring academic qualification the latter is more important as it provides workable skills to the manpower. In other words, legal training helps in the development of necessary skills that help in the growth of a person’s career and profession.Legal training and skill development has not received

Online Lawyers Professional Trainings In India And Asia

Indian government has been taking information and communication technology (ICT) seriously these days and the same applies to law ministry as well. Law ministry has been planning to use ICT for multiple legal and judicial purposes. From legal education and training to establishment of e-courts in India, law ministry of India has plans for all.Lawyers play the central role in all legal and

Digital Preservation Mandates Of Public Records Act 1993

Digital Preservation in India and Digitilisation of traditional records are in the infancy stage. This is so because we have no Legal Framework for E-Governance in India. We have no law that mandatorily requires creation of Electronic Records. Of course, very soon such law may be required due to International pressure and National requirements.Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act, 2000) is