Call for Papers: USLLS Delhi’s National Seminar on Regulating Cyberspace [March 26-27]; Submit by March 12

University School of Law & Legal Studies, GGSIPU is organising a National Seminar on “Regulating Cyberspace: Issues & Challenges”.

About the Seminar

Internet is a network of networks and it represents a communication revolution.

Today internet is truly a global medium in every sense of the term.

Although Internet began without a grand design or master plan, but its unique nature of functions has helped in disseminating information without diluting the quality and quantity of information and creating new notions and reshaping modern society and culture.

The dynamics of internet or cyberspace impact has been reflected in sudden growth of new model of commerce known as Ecommerce.

It has provided a uniform platform and facilitated the rise of media capabilities and the political organization to disseminate information to global audiences. Currently it becomes a source of unrestricted flow of information and ideas across previously impenetrable cultural and geographical boundaries with the basic infrastructure of internet technologies.

However, the very qualities about the internet that have revolutionized communication are the qualities that have made it amenable to misuse.

It has become a source for rampant violations of Intellectual Property Rights, in particular piracy of copyrighted music/movies, dilution of social and ethical values i.e., pornography and obscenity, for defamation, for hate speech.

Lately, it has been proved as an important source of information for anti social elements for planning and spreading their malicious propagandas.

The instantaneous and technologically advanced means of communication compounds the impact of damage in manifold compared to any traditional mode of communication.

Irrespective of all the pros and cons of cyberspace, it has become integral part of the human being in various forms and therefore it has to be regulated effectively. There have been attempts at national and international level to regulate the cyberspace with little success.

In India, the Information Technology Act 2000 with amendments is an attempt to regulate it. However, there are various issues which still demands attentions of the legislature/policymaker.

The above theme relating to Cyberspace regulation and various issues and challenges it pose for the regulators will be thrust area of discussion in the two day National Seminar on “Cyber Space : Issue and Challenges”, organized by University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, 16-C Dwarka, New Delhi.

Objectives of the seminar

1. To discuss about the regulatory difficulties relating to various issues in Cyberspace.

2. To sensitize the students, researcher, lawyers, teachers and policy makers about the various technical issues relating to Cyberspace.

3. To recognise the emerging issues of cyberspace and their socio economic and legal implications.

Broad themes for the National Seminar

Constitutional, human rights and jurisprudential dimensions of Cyberspace

Intellectual Property Issues in Cyberspace

E-Commerce issues in Cyberspace

E-Governance issues in Cyberspace

Crime and Security Issues in Cyberspace

Emerging issues in Cyberspace

Call for Paper 

Academicians, lawyers, scholars and members of civil society are hereby invited to contribute papers for the proposed national seminar.

The contributions are expected to be forwarded in both soft and hard copies according to the schedule provided hereunder.

A nominal registration fee of Rs. 500/- is charged from the participant for the event. The registration would be necessary so as to ensure proper arrangement of the seminar as a whole. The Prospective participants are also expected to forward their itinerary along with the papers.

No TA/DA shall be provided by the University and therefore the participants should obtain the same from their respective institutions.

Last day for submission of Abstracts : March 12, 2014

Confirmation of paper : March 14, 2014

Last day for submission of papers  :  March 22, 2014

Guidelines of Paper Submission

The paper should be related to one of themes of the seminar. Abstract of the paper should not be more than 500 words.

Papers submission should be of 5000 – 10,000 words in Times New Roman style with font size of 12 for text and 10 for footnotes. Authors/Co-Authors name along with the address of the University/Institution have to be clearly mentioned on the first page of paper.

Soft copies of abstract and final Papers should be forwarded to email address: [email protected] . Papers presented at seminar will be considered for publication after the seminar.

Contact no. for Assistance/Clarification

Mr. Zubair Khan : 9891189224, email address:[email protected]

Dr. Gurujit Singh: 9999105411, email address: [email protected]

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