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A Critical Analysis Of Section 67 Of The Information Technology Act, 2000

Ishani Mukherjee, 5th year BA.LLB, Calcutta University


In this article, an analysis is made about the recent workings and misuse of §67 of the Information Technology Act. Various sections and portions of the act is discussed to conclude whether or not it is becoming the new §66A and to prevent its misuse. The article is divided into four parts; firstly the introduction presents a view of how the notorious §66A was declared unconstitutional and presents the problem we currently face with §67; secondly the next part paints a picture of the history of the section, ambiguity of the word ‘obscene’ and a close comparison with similar statutes; thirdly the article states the limitations of the §and how it’s sheer ambiguous nature affects arrests, and finally the conclusion deals with the ways the §can be reformed to avoid misuse.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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