Category: Media & Cyber Law

Constitutionality of Media Trials in India: A Detailed Analysis

Media plays a vital role in moulding the opinion of the society and it is capable of changing the whole viewpoint through which people perceive various events. Heinous crimes must be condemned and the media would be justified in calling for the perpetrators to be punished in accordance with the law. However, the media cannot usurp the functions of the judiciary and deviate from objective and unbiased reporting. While a media shackled by government regulations is unhealthy for democracy, the implications of continued unaccountability are even more damaging. Steps need to be taken in order to prevent media trials from eroding the civil rights of citizens, whereby the media have a clearer definition of their rights and duties, and the courts are given the power to punish those who flagrantly disregard them.

Law On Phone-tapping In India

By Priyan Garg, Amity Law School, Noida “EDITOR’S NOTE:- The recent times have exposed the diabolic methods used by government agencies all over the world for the greater good of national security. Deployment of such techniques is invasive of the fundamental right to privacy that citizens are entitled to. In […]

Cyber Sharing (In terms of Peer-to-Peer networks): Opportunity or Challenge to Entertainment Industry

By Sudhanshu Prakash, School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi “Editor’s Note: In the era of technological advancement, cyber crimes are rampant, and forever on the rise. Internet piracy violates a large number of copyrights and leads to IPR controversies. The emergence of Peer-to-Peer sharing, better […]

Media Trials And The Rights Of The Accused

By Isha Tyagi and Nivedita Grover, Symbiosis Law School Noida “EDITOR’S NOTE: Media is rightly called the fourth estate. In today’s time, media is certainly the most powerful instrument for transmission of information as well as opinion. Media trials, a concept that gained popularity in the twentieth century, pertains to […]

Offences Under IT Act, 2000

By Rahul Deo, CNLU Patna Editors Note:The high and speedier connectivity to the world from any place has developed many crimes and these increased offences led to the need of law for protection. The IT Act was the result of such a need and this paper analyzes the offences under […]

Freedom Of Press: Fourth Pillar Of Democracy

By Rahul Deo, CNLU Patna Editor’s Note: Freedom of speech and expression is the blood of democracy, palpitation of democracy, control of the government and creates awareness among the people. Blood removes the dead cell in the same manner freedom of speech and expression removes the arbitrary government and place […]

Freedom of Press- From 1950 to 1970

By Soumik Chakraborty Editor’s Note:Freedom of speech and of the press lay at the foundation of all democratic organisations, for without free political discussion no public education, so essential for the proper functioning of the process of popular government, is possible. This paper seeks to make a historical analysis of […]

Protection of Confidential Information: The Reality

By Akshay Maheshwari & Anjali Bhatt, UPES Editors Note: After an extensive comparative analysis, the paper tries to throw light on the law as developed by English Court and also evaluates the protection afforded to confidential information in India by way of equitable relief in the absence of a specific […]

Sting Operations as Evidence in India

By Palak Jain, NLIU Bhopal Editor’s Note: Sting operations can be classified into positive and negative sting operations based on their purpose. Positive sting operation takes place in the interest of the society, which helps to lift the purdah of the working of the government. On the other hand negative sting operation harm […]

Crimes in Cyberspace: Right to Privacy and Other Issues

By Mohak Rana NMIMS, School of Law, Mumbai  Editor’s Note: The present era is marked by two things: heavy reliance on technology and virtual space. But behind the interfusion of these two there exists a world of potent threat and risks. These threats and risks are very much latent in nature […]

Role of Media in Democracy and Good Governance

By Ankitha Praveen, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT Editor’s Note: Freedom of speech and expression subject to reasonable restrictions is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Indian Constitution. India celebrates its freedom of press which has been played an important role in the evolution of the Indian society over the decades. The […]