Baazee.com: Unethical business practices *

            

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Case Code : CLIBE047
Publication date : 2005
Subject : Business Environment
Industry : Information Technology & Services
Length : 03 Pages

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Abstract: ICMR India ICMR India ICMR India ICMR India RSS Feed

The caselet debates the efficacy of cyber laws in India. It takes a detailed look at the breach of the IT Act of India 2000 by Baazee.com, an online auction site, and presents the concerns of the people at large about the liability for crimes on the Internet. The caselet also explains the enactment of the IT Act of India in 2000 and looks into why it lacks bite.

Issues:

Prosecution of IT-related cases in India.
Breach of IT Act of India 2000 by Bazee.com, an online auction site.
Doubts on the efficacy of India's cyberlaws.
Who should be legally liable for circulation of pornography or any other sensitive material on the Internet?

Introduction

Until 2000, any information technology-related case was prosecuted on the basis of Indian Telephone and Telegraph Act (1882). The Information Technology (IT) Act, which was enacted in 2000, created a basic structure for e-commerce in India.

However, the arrest of Avinash Bajaj, CEO of Baazee.com in 2004 raised serious doubts on the efficacy of India's cyberlaws. On 17th December 2004, Delhi Police arrested Avinash Bajaj, CEO of the popular Internet auction website Baazee.com, on charges of allowing...

Questions for Discussion:

1. Comment on the proceedings against Avinash Bajaj. What effect it could have on the Indian online industry?
2. Is there any need to take a re-look at the Indian cyberlaws? Justify your views.

Key words:
Indian Telephone and Telegraph Act (1882), The Information Technology (IT) Act (2000), Baazee.com, India's cyberlaws, e-bay.com, IT laws, Delhi Public School, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).





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