9 things that you did not know about the Indian Cyber law that can get you arrested

Cyber lawyer and security expert, Adv Prashant Mali, points out 9 things about the Indian cyber law which can get you punished with imprisonment
Advocate Prashant Mali

Advocate Prashant Mali, Cyber Law & Cyber Security Expert

India does not have any law by the name of Cyber Law nor any law called as “The Data Protection Act”. India has one law encompassing IT related crimes, Data Protection related law and Internet related law and that is called The IT Act, 2000. The exact name of the law is “The Information Technology Act, 2000 as amended by the Information Technology (amendment) Act of 2008”.

This law has to be read and applied along with The IT Rules.I have detailed below some of the crimes for which a common man can be punished with imprisonment upto three years or fine up to Rs five lakhs or both. Also, he can be arrested without warrant.

Have a look at the 9 things that you may be doing unknowingly:

# 1 If anybody copies data (i.e .pdf files, .jpg files etc) in his pen drive or micro SDcard without the permission of the owner

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#2 If you download .mp3 or .mpeg4 songs from the website distributing free songs or videos

#3 If you cut or copy and then paste any data or information from any website without prior permission of the website owner for any material or financial gains


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