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CYBER CRIME AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000 IN INDIA

 
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Information Technology Act, 2000
Definitions under IT Act, 2000
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  Cyber-crimes are the crimes which are committed with the use of any electronic system, network or device. The IT Act does not expressly define cyber-crime but include both cyber-crimes and cyber contraventions. Cyber contravention is mere unauthorized access to the systems but in cyber-crime there is mens rea (mental intention) to act in a particular manner which violates the provisions of the IT Act.
Few important provision for cyber-crime and their punishments are as following:

Sections

Particulars

Punishment for the offence

Section 43

Damage to Computer system etc.

Compensation to the person affected.

Section 66

Computer related offence

Imprisonment for term of 3 years or fine for 5 lakh rupees or both.

Section 67

Publication or transmission  of obscene material in e-form

Fine of 5 lakh rupee, and imprisonment of 3 years and double conviction on second offence

Section 68

Not complying with directions of controller

Fine up to 1 lakh or imprisonment of 2 years or both.

Section 70

Protected System

Imprisonment up to 10 years and shall also be liable for a fine.

Section 72

Breaking confidentiality of the information of computer

Imprisonment for term of 2 years or fine of 1 lakh rupees or both.

Section 73

Publishing of false digital signatures

Imprisonment for term of 2 years or fine for 1 lakh rupees or both

Section 74

Publication of digital signature for fraudulent purpose

Imprisonment for term of 2 years or fine for 1 lakh rupees or both.

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