Lawctopus Law School is offering an Online Certificate Course on TMT (Telecom, Media, Technology) Laws.
About Lawctopus Law School
Since March 2020, Lawctopus Law School has taught a wide range of skills to over 6000 law students, young lawyers, professionals, academicians, and business people in the last 20 months.
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About Technology, Media, Telecom Law
What is Technology, Media, Telecom Law?
The Technology, Media and Telecom (“TMT”) landscape has witnessed tremendous growth over the years, with the advent of new-age technologies and social media. These new systems have changed how we communicate!
While innovation in this sector has introduced several new products and services, it has also given rise to new challenges across different media – be it television, print, mobile devices, or the Internet.
TMT laws govern the movement of communications across these various different platforms.
Why is it important?
In recent times, the importance of TMT in modern society has grown exponentially. We all know how valuable technology is, and how it has shaped our lives, in every manner possible.
Further, with the development of the mobile phone and broadband internet, governments, institutions, and companies are now investing in technology, more than ever. Its share in the economy is rapidly growing, and innovation is happening every day.
Hence, laws regulating technology are also catching up. Naturally, with everything being reliant on technology, this is definitely an exciting area of law to be associated with!
Why should you be a TMT lawyer?
Lately, work has been flowing in from all sectors – be it online aggregators, e-commerce, digital payments, cross-border trading, data privacy, blockchain and cryptocurrency, the export of tech services, drone regulations, regulations of automated vehicles and other robots, cybersecurity – and legal issues pertaining to many such key technological developments.
If you get excited by such new technology and the changing world around us, then TMT could offer you great opportunities!
It goes without saying that TMT is constantly evolving, keeping everyone – from lawyers to entrepreneurs, to politicians – on their toes. Hence, it is extremely valuable to develop legal expertise in this domain, as digital disruption continues.
Accordingly, career prospects in TMT law have increased astronomically, and there exist limitless requirements for legal advice on these issues, by all kinds of industries, start-ups, law firms, policy houses, and even governments!
Sounds interesting? Want to know more about this area of law?
Our online certificate course on ‘Technology, Media, Telecom (‘TMT’) Laws’ will teach you the basic, as well as the advanced concepts of TMT law.
Not only will you get a grip of the fundamentals, you will also be taught the nuances of the subject, from an extremely practical perspective.
This course is a good mix of rigorously researched reading modules, engaging weekly live lectures, and useful assignments (with individual, personalized feedback).
Most importantly, our course will be delivered with utmost warmth and care!
Designed for law students and young lawyers, this intensive 2-month course will ensure that you know everything there is to know about this emerging, exciting, and futuristic area of law.
At the end of this course, our aim is that law students perform well in their TMT law internships, and young lawyers become well-versed with the subject area, to secure further opportunities.
This course holistically covers all essential aspects of this subject area – be it introduction to TMT Laws, fintech regulations, cryptocurrencies, privacy and data protection, e-commerce, telecom regulations, the liability of intermediaries and content moderation, media and entertainment laws, as well as emerging technologies.
A brief overview of the course structure is given as follows:
Module 1: Introduction to TMT Law
This module covers what TMT laws are, the role of TMT lawyers, and the various practice areas in this field. It also covers practical aspects, such as research methodologies for TMT practitioners, sources of research, as well as essential know-how for budding lawyers in this field.
Module 2: Fintech
This module introduces the concept of fintech, as well as delves into the regulatory framework for digital products and services. It also discusses prepaid payment instruments, payment gateways and aggregators, payment banks, UPIs, digital and P2P lending, and other such regulatory components.
Module 3: Fintech (Cryptocurrencies)
This module briefly discusses the concept of cryptocurrencies, their legality, as well as Indian case laws on this issue.
Module 4: Privacy and Data Protection
This module traces the evolution of the Right to Privacy in India, by analysing various case laws, legislations, and the general jurisprudence. It also discusses the position adopted by various foreign jurisdictions, specifically in the EU and USA.
Module 5: E-Commerce, Intermediary Liability, and Content Moderation
This module discusses the liability of intermediaries, as well as take-down mechanisms. It delves into the Information Technology Act, 2000, the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, and blocking rules under the same. This module also touches upon e-commerce, and over-the-top or ‘OTT’ services.
Module 6: Telecom Regulations
This module discusses the regulation of telecommunications in India, by exploring key laws, as well as government ministries. It also deliberates upon the licensing regime, interesting case laws, the network neutrality debate in India, as well as the Other Service Provider regime.
Module 7: Media and Entertainment Laws
This module discusses regulations governing print media, cable television and radio, media transactions. It also probes into broadcast, advertising, and new media regulations.
Module 8: Emerging Technologies
This module touches upon fascinating, upcoming, disruptive technologies, such as 5G, artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain, drones, Internet of Things, Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality, and many other emerging technologies. It discusses the applicable regulations and the need for upcoming laws in this regard.
Faculty and Research Team
Jaideep Reddy is a senior technology lawyer, working at Nishith Desai Associates. His practice focuses on disruptive technologies and their interaction with the law. In particular, he advises on fintech regulations, privacy and cybersecurity, e-commerce, telecom, and other technology-related regulatory, public policy and contentious issues.
He has graduated from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences and has completed his LL.M. from the University of California (Berkeley), School of Law (Law and Technology).
He has been quoted and published in various Indian and international publications of repute, including Business Standard, The Economic Times, GQ, The Hindu, Livemint, Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law, Digital Business Lawyer, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, the Indian Journal of Law and Technology, and the NUJS Law Review.
He has spoken at various events on technology law, and blockchain regulation in particular. He has also taught a certificate course on blockchain regulation and policy at the National Law School of India University.
He was recognized as a Notable Practitioner by Chambers and Partners for its India Fintech Guide. He is qualified to practice in India and California, U.S.A.
Jaideep has researched and developed the reading modules for the course.
Arpitha Desai is a public policy lawyer, with a keen interest in technology policy and business regulation. Currently pursuing her Master’s in Law & Diplomacy at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, Arpitha has previously worked with leading Indian law firms, such as Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. and Trilegal, in their TMT, as well as public policy and regulatory affairs teams.
There, she assisted stakeholders including the Indian government, global companies, industry associations, and civil society with legal advice and policy consultation pertaining to technology, media, and telecom law.
Post law school, she was also selected for the year-long Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament Fellowship, where she had the opportunity to assist an Indian parliamentarian in legislative research and drafting.
Arpitha has researched and developed the reading modules for the course.
Aditya Ayachit is an alumnus of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.
After graduation, he worked at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., where he largely advised a major multinational technology conglomerate in business-critical litigation before the Supreme Court, and on diverse legal assignments in OTT & intermediary regulation, payment systems, and data protection space.
Thereafter, he worked as a senior associate in the TMT practice of Khaitan & Co. on telecom contracting, technology, and other regulatory matters. He also has extensive secondment experience with a major Indian telco and a Big Tech corporation.
He currently works at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy on public policy issues of contemporary relevance in the field of corporate and financial laws and law & technology.
Aditya is the faculty for the live classes for the course.
Aashna Sethi is a 2018 graduate of the Delhi Metropolitan Education, GGSIPU, Delhi. Since her law school days, she has been interested in navigating the landscape of cyberspace laws. She has completed her Masters in Law and Technology, at the University of Ottawa. She is also a community builder and has worked for Indian international students in US and Canada.
Currently, she is the community head for the Young Creative Indian space, where she is creating a model for legal awareness amongst young artists in India. She is also working on her project where her research and consulting areas lie between the intersection of law and tech such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence Digital Art/NFTs etc.
Aashna will be taking classes on Fintech and Cryptocurrency for the course.
Shreyangshi Gupta graduated from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, in 2019. Since then, she has worked with law firms, including Trilegal (Dispute Resolution Team), and AQUILAW (Corporate Team). She has also worked as a freelance legal consultant for software companies, as well as international private equity and venture capital firms.
Presently, she is pursuing her passion for writing, editing, and legal ed-tech, as a Content Developer at Lawctopus Law School.
Shreyangshi is the developer and Learning Manager for this course.
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