Information Technology Act, 2000
Imprisonment upto 10 years
Compensation upto Rs 1 crore
Indian Penal Code,
Code of Criminal Procedure
Section 67 covers:
• Causing to be published
In respect of pornography in the
Section 67 applies to:
• mp3 ??
• 5 years + 1 lakh fine
• 10 years + 2 lakh fine
Liability of receiver of pornography?
Is it a crime to watch pornography?
Is cyber café owner responsible?
Intention to cause wrongful loss or damage
Knowledge of the likelihood of wrongful loss or
Destruction / deletion / alteration of information in a
diminishing value or utility of a computer resource
injuriously affecting a computer resource
knowingly or intentionally conceals,
destroys or alters
or intentionally or knowingly causes
another to conceal, destroy or alter
any computer source code
required to be kept or maintained by law
3 years jail and / or 2 lakh fine
Tata Indicom employees case
Controller directs interception of
• sovereignty / integrity / security of India,
• friendly relations with foreign States
• public order
• preventing incitement to the commission of any
All facilities and technical assistance to
decrypt the information are not offerred.