NLSIU meet on tech law

The topic for discussion is “Internet Intermediary Liability in India”. This year’s edition will see participation by several notable personalities including Justice Ravindra Bhatt, (Delhi High Court) for the judiciary, Dr Gulshan Rai, (Director General Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) and G R Raghavender, (Registrar of Copyrights and Under Secretary, MHRD) from the Government, Amitabh Lal Das (General Counsel, Yahoo! India) and Rahul Ajatshatru (Counsel, T-Series) to present the industry front, and Prof Gavin Sutter (Lecturer in Law, QMUL, University of London) Wendy Seltzer, (Fellow, Berkman Center, Harvard University) from academic circles.

The topic of intermediary liability has very recently burst upon the Indian technology law scene, demanding urgent attention, and has precipitated a hasty amendment to the Information Technology Act (2000), which will be a prime subject of focus in the conference.

It follows a host of experimental, legislative moves all over the world to combat the problem of cyber crime and tort, and focus liability.

Applications invited

Applications are invited from SSLC pass students for various engineering and non-engineering diploma courses for 2010-11 in all government and aided polytechnics. Further, applications for courses like cinematography, sound recording, library science and business management are invited from PUC II students.

Application forms for the diploma courses will be available at all government and aided polytechnics from May 24 to June 5. Filled-in forms should be submitted to the nodal centre concerned before 5:30 pm on June 5.

Details on minimum eligibility can be sought from the Directorate of Technical Education and all government and aided polytechnics during working hours. Visit www.dte.kar.nic.in for more information, a press release said.

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