Legality and Ethics

Sec 65. Tampering with computer source documents.

Sec 66. Computer Related Offences.

    Sec 66A . Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service etc.

    Sec 66B. Punishment for dishonestly receiving stolen computer resource or communication device.

    Sec 66C. Punishment for identity theft.

    Sec 66D. Punishment for cheating by personation by using computer resource.

    Sec 66E. Punishment for violoation of privacy.

    Sec 66F. Punishment for cyber terrorism.

Sec 67. Punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form.

     Sec 67A. Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explict act,etc. in electronic form

     Sec 67B. Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material depicting children in sexually explicit act,etc in electric form

     Sec 67C. Preservation and retention of information by intermediaries.

Sec 68. Power of controller to give directions.

Sec 69.Powers to issue directions for interception or monitoring or decryption of any information through any computer resource.

Sec 71. Penalty for misrepresentation.

Sec 72. Breach of confidentiality and privacy.

     Sec 72A. Punishment for disclosure of information in breach and lawful contract.

Sec 73. Penalty for publishing electronic signature certificate false in certain particulars.

Sec 74. Publication for fraudulent purpose.

Sec 84C. Punishment for attempt to commit offences.

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Offenses covered under IPC and Special Laws

1.Sending threatening messages by email

Sec.503 IPC

Section 503. Criminal intimidation

2.Sending defamatory messages by email

Sec. 499 IPC

Section 499. Defamation

3.Forgery of electronic records, Email spoofing

Sec 463,464,468,469 IPC

Section 463. Forgery, Section 464.Making a false document,Section 468. forgery for purpose of cheating, Section 469. forgery for purpose of harming reputation  

4.Bogus websites,cyber frauds

Sec 420 IPC

Section 420. cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property


Sec. 383 IPC

Section 383. Extortion

6.E-mail Abuse,Online Defamation

Sec.500,509 IPC

Section 500. Punishment For Defamation, Section 509. word,gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a women

7. Criminal Intimidation by Email or chat

Sec. 506,507 IPC

Section 506.Punishment for criminal intimidation, Section.507.criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication 

8.Online sale of Drugs


9.Online sale of Arms

-Arms Act

10. Piracy

Sec. 51,63,63B COPYRIGHT ACT

Sec51. when copyeight infringed, Sec63B. knowing use of infringing copy of computer programme to be an offence

11. Obscenity

Sec.292,293,294 IPC,Indecent Representation of Women Act

section 292. sale,etc,or obscene books ,etc. 

section 293. sale,etc, of obscene objects to young person

11.Theft of computer hardware

Sec.378,379 IPC