Submit a one page outline with your proposed term paper title, thesis statement, and an outline of the subtopics you will cover in your paper. The term paper details are listed below. ALL TOPICS MUST BE APPROVED. A FAILURE TO HAVE THE TOPIC APPROVED WILL RESULT IN A ZERO GRADE FOR THE TERM PAPER OUTLINE AND THE TERM PAPER. You can send a message with the topic for approval.
This project provides you with the opportunity to increase and demonstrate your understanding of cyberlaw theory and practice. You will need to choose a law(s) that you are interested in researching. The paper must be 4-6 pages in length detailing the below questions. Before completing the below steps, please make sure that the topic is approved.
1. Thesis: What law are you researching (You are to choose a specific law. Please do not choose a topic)? What position do you want to take in regard to your chosen law? You will need to decide if you agree or disagree with the current way the law is written. You can choose to like certain aspects of the law and not others.
2. Background: What is the existing point you want to challenge or support, and how did the law get to be that way (This is where you would need to find cases, background information, etc.)?
3. Inadequacies: What are the deficiencies in the present way of doing things, or what are the weaknesses in the argument you are attacking?
4. Adequacies: Discuss the positive aspects of the law?
5. Proposed Changes: How will we have a better situation, mode of understanding or clarity with what you are advocating? In short, how can the law be improved (or not diminished)? (This is where you have the chance to change the law with your own ideas of how it should be written).
6). Conclusion: Why should and how can your proposal be adopted?
A detailed implementation plan is NOT expected, but you should provide enough specifics for practical follow-up. In making recommendations, you are expected to draw on theories, concepts, and reading
Use the information below to help with the outline for the term paper
Are there any loopholes in the IT ACT 2000?
Yes, there are many weaknesses and loopholes revolving around Information Technology Act, 2000 even after the 2008 amendments. They are as follows:
- ITA 2000 does not deal with Proper Intellectual Property Protection for Electronic Information and Data. Contentious yet very important issues concerning online copyrights, trademarks, and patents have been left unnoticed by the law, thereby leaving many loopholes.
- It does not pay any heed to Domain Name related issues. It does not deal with the rights and liabilities of domain name holders.
- It does not cover various evolving forms and manifestations of cybercrimes such as:
- Cyber theft;
- Cyber harassment;
- Cyber defamation;
- Cyber fraud;
- Chat room abuses;
- Misuse of credit card numbers.
4. It does not touch upon antitrust issues.
5. It is not explicit about the regulations of electronic payments.
And the biggest flaw is the improper implementation of the cyber laws as the police stations are not well equipped with the required technology and technical skills associated with them.