Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Understanding Indian IT act (& amendments) made little easy for common man


Crime: A mobile phone or computer or any electric device is stolen.
Section to be applied: 66B.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 1 lakh.

Crime: Data owned by you or your company in any form is stolen.
Section to be applied: 66B.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 1 lakh.

Crime: Data or computer or mobile phone owned by you is found in the hands of someone else.
Section to be applied: 66B.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 1 lakh.


Crime: A password is stolen or used by someone else.
Section to be applied: 66C.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 1 lakh.

Crime: An e-mail is read by someone else.
Section to be applied: 66C.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 1 lakh.

Crime: A biometric thumb impression is misused.
Section to be applied: 66C.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 1 lakh.

Crime: An electronic signature or digital signature is misused.
Section to be applied: 66C.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 1 lakh.

Crime: A web page is created in your name and you have not authorized it.
Section to be applied: 66D.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 1 lakh.

Crime: A Phishing e-mail is sent out in your name, say maligning someone or asking for donations.
Section to be applied: 66D.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 1 lakh.

Crime: An Orkut profile is created in your name.
Section to be applied: 66D.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 1 lakh.

Crime: An e-mail id is created on a website like hotmail or yahoo in your name.
Section to be applied: 66D.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 1 lakh.

Crime: On an Internet chat site a false nickname is used.
Section to be applied: 66D.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 1 lakh.

Crime: SMS’s are sent out in your name.
Section to be applied: 66D.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 1 lakh.

Crime: Clicking of an obscene photograph without a person’s consent or knowledge.
Section to be applied: 66E.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 2 lakh.

Crime: Transmitting of an obscene photo of a person unknowingly.
Section to be applied: 66E.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 2 lakh.

Crime: Placing a person’s obscene photo on a web site.
Section to be applied: 66E.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 2 lakh.

Crime: Sending a terror email.
Section to be applied: 66F.
Punishment: Jail term up to life.

Crime: Misusing a Wi-Fi connection for acting against the state.
Section to be applied: 66F.
Punishment: Jail term up to life.

Crime: Planting a computer virus that acts against the state.
Section to be applied: 66F.
Punishment: Jail term up to life.

Crime: Conducting a denial of service attack against a government computer.
Section to be applied: 66F.
Punishment: Jail term up to life.

Crime: Stealing data from a government computer.
Section to be applied: 66F.
Punishment: Jail term up to life.

Crime: Tampering with certain computer source code.
Section to be applied: 65.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 2 lakh.

Crime: Wrongful loss or damage caused by the use of technology by anyone.
Section to be applied: 66.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 2 lakh.

Crime: All activity relating to pornography in general.
Section to be applied: 67.
Punishment: Jail term up to 10 years and/or fine up to 1 lakh.

Crime: Any activity relating to child pornography.
Section to be applied: 67B.
Punishment: Jail term up to 5 years and fine up to 10 lakhs.

Crime: Every technology user must maintain logs of all e-activity that takes place.
Section to be applied: 67C.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine.

Crime: You must allow the state to install software on your computers or mobile phone that will monitor all e-activity.
Section to be applied: 69.
Punishment: Jail term up to 7 years.

Crime: You must allow the state to decrypt all communication that passes through your computer or network.
Section to be applied: 69.
Punishment: Jail term up to 7 years.

Crime: You must provide access to everything stored on your computer or mobile phone to the relevant authorities.
Section to be applied: 69.
Punishment: Jail term up to 7 years.

Crime: You must block access to sites that the state decides.
Section to be applied: 69A.
Punishment: Jail term up to 7 years.

Crime: In a sense all computer users are ISP’s. We must allow the state to monitor and decrypt all traffic that passes though our home grown networks.
Section to be applied: 69B.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and a fine.

Crime: Service providers like Blackberry and others must hand over the decryption master keys to the state.
Section to be applied: 69.
Punishment: Jail term up to 7 years.

Got this via email, source not very clear. This is a suggestive list, advised to recheck; DON’T take these as final verdict of supreme court ;)

UPDATE (24th Mar 09') : Ministry of IT has finally published the amendment online on the website http://mit.gov.in
Direct Link: http://mit.gov.in/download/it_amendment_act2008.pdf
Now its _more_ official now

3 comments:

Abhishek said...

explained in very simple terms thanks

Saad said...

"Crime: A web page is created in your name and you have not authorized it.
Punishment: Jail term up to 3 years and/or fine up to 1 lakh."

So in such cases, is the punishment for YOU, or the person who did it? Because it'll be really wierd if it's for You.

Preeti Shenoy said...

Useful!
Finally understood a post of yours when i read it for the first time! :)
Cheers
preeti

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