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20/03/2010 at 11:28 AM #244AnonymousGuest
My query is regarding cyber laws in India. You may be aware that students, newly married, divorcing couples, and advertising agencies are using social networking websites. I understand that Facebook website is being exploited by several users in one or the other way. Please clarify whether:
1. Copying of photos / txt posted n facebook, a social website, account of a person is leagel ?
2. Is this covered under cyber crimes ?
3. Can a person in India submit copied matter from facebook for submission as a proof to court?
4. Can action be taken by court against such a user of facebook website, if the matter is reported to the court?
5. Is it necessary to report the matter to police station before the matter is put up before the court?
Hope to hearing from you soon. Mayflower
21/03/2010 at 4:22 AM #1435AnonymousGuest
Public online matter regarded as PUBLISHED MATTER; in IPC itself.
ipc 501. Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory
Whoever prints or engraves any matter, knowing or having good reason to believe that such matter is defamatory of any person, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
check more for IPC here http://mynation.net/ipc.htm
and breif of Cyber law http://mynation.net/cyberlaw.htm
and more on defamation here http://mynation.net/defame.htm and what is not defamation.
If anyone published anything wrong and you can prove it, you can submit it to court, you can get user details from said sites to charge them with cyber law too.
21/03/2010 at 12:53 PM #1436AnonymousGuest
if u have posted something which is not acceptable or is not decent, u can obviously take the matter to the court. Moreover the court can order the social networking site to further reveal the details.The police may investigate the matter and even take action against the person who has posted something which is not acceptable to the law.
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