Copyright Infringement in Cyberspace and Network Security: A Threat to E-Commerce
The IUP Journal of Cyber Law, Vol. 9, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 17-24, February & May 2010
11 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2009 Last revised: 13 May 2014
Date Written: November 22, 2009
Information Technology is growing faster than any other communication vehicle in the history mankind. Invention of digital technology was the most important revolution in the last century. The influence of digital technology on information technology is phenomenal. The present millennium is witnessing a new culture that is internet culture. It is changing our life style and way of doing business form traditional commerce to e-commerce. Originally confined to military establishment internet has due to its speed, intercreativity and flexibility, tremendous potential to disseminated information beyond the geographical boundaries. Today the internet is not only used for educational purposes but also for business. The availability of radio, telephone, television and computer made it possible to carry out most of the business activities on-line, through the information technology and communication network. The government of India by passing IT (Information Technology) Act 2000 and further amending it on 27th October 2009 has given fillip to cyber law. But various issues are not specifically covered by the Act, such as copyright, payment issues, media convergence, domain name, cybersquating and jurisdiction. While these have wide ranging ramifications for the growth of e-commerce in India.
Keywords: Security, Computer Virus, Software Piracy, Media Convergence
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