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Case List: Jurisdiction in Cyberspace / Conflict of Laws

CASE LIST Sarl Louis Feraud International vs. Viewfinder, Inc.  No. 05-5927-CV, 2007 WL 1598057, 2nd Cir.(N.Y.) Compuserve, Inc. vs. Patterson, 89 F.3d 1257 (6th Cir. 1996) [Text] Zippo Manufacturing Co. vs. Zippo Dot Com, Inc., 952 F. Supp. 1119 (W.D. Pa. 1997) [Text] Panavision International, L.P. vs. Toeppen, 141 F.3d 1316 (9th Cir. 1998), aff’g 945…

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FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT Sony Corp. of America vs. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984) [Full Text] Fonovisa, Inc. vs. Cherry Auctions, 76 F.3d 259 (9th Cir. 1996) [Full Text] CoStar Group, Inc. vs. LoopNet, Inc., 373 F.3d 544 (4th Cir. 2004)  Viacom International, Inc. vs. YouTube, Inc. 17 U.S.C Sec 512(c) Gordon Roy Parker v. Google, Inc.,…

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Case List: Cyber Defamation

INDIA SMC Pneumatics India Pvt. Ltd. v. Jogesh Kwatra, CS(OS) No. 1279/2001 (Delhi High Court, 2001) Avnish Bajaj vs. State, (2005) 3 CompLJ 364 Del (Delhi High Court, 2005) [Summary] Vyakti Vikas Kendra, India Public Charitable Trust Thr Trustee Mahesh Gupta & Ors vs. Jitender Bagga & Anr., CS(OS) No. 1340/2012 (Delhi High Court, 2012) [Summary] Google India Pvt. Ltd….

Internet & Privacy | Technology Law

Internet and Privacy: Beware of the Trade-off

Sushmita Ravi & Vivek Verma Trading of Personal Information & Unsolicited Commercial Communications A recent judgement of the Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, which imposed an exemplary fine of Rs. 75 lakh on Airtel, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), ICICI Bank and American Express Bank, on a complaint of consumer harassment by…

Data Protection | Technology Law


Sushmita Ravi & Vivek Verma Data Protection under the Information Technology Act, 2000 (the “Act”) As per Section 43 of the Act, if any person without taking permission from the owner or any other person who may be incharge of a computer, computer system or computer network (collectively “Computer”) accesses or secures access to such…

Internet & Privacy | Technology Law


Oxford English Dictionary added “Phishing” to its latest publication making it a definitive word of English Language. It defines “Phishing” as: “the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, online.” According to the Annual Report…

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Director of Income Tax vs. Infrasoft Ltd.

Director of Income Tax vs. Infrasoft Ltd. Delhi High Court 22.11.2013 Key Words: taxability, use of software,  royalty, double taxation, Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement, license, transfer of copyright, transfer of copyrighted article, copyright, computer programme Relevant Statutory Provisions: Income Tax Act, 1961: Ss. 260A, 9(1)(vi), Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA): Article 7, 12(3) Facts: The Respondent/Assessee (A) in this case…