The electronic communications has changed the way the world
Posted Apr 19 2013 3:18am
The electronic communications has changed the way the world communicates and also the communication habit. The communication via SMS or electronic email manifests the freedom of speech and expression guaranteed by our constitution to every citizen [Article 19 (1) (a)], however, the freedom is not absolute, it is a qualified right, as constitution also sets significant limitations on that freedom, DJ Over-Ear Wired Headphones - City Gray as the state may by law effect such reasonable restrictions as it deems necessary or expedient in the interest of the security of the state, the sovereignty and integrity of India, friendly relations with foreign states, public order, decency or morality or in relation to contempt of court, defamation or incitement to an offence. Due to the misuse of the modern communication device and increased incidents of sending hate messages, threatening SMS, threatening Email to politicians, VIPs in politically charged environment, the legislature introduced Section 66A Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 notified w.e.f. 27th October, 2009 which reads as follows. Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.- Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or a communication device,?br any information that is grossly offensive or has menacing character; SMS NBA STREET by 50 Dj or any information which he knows to be false, but for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred or ill will, persistently by making use of such computer resource or a communication device,any electronic mail or electronic mail message for the purpose of causing annoyance or inconvenience or to deceive or to mislead the addressee or recipient about the origin of such messages, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and with fine.xplanation.?For the purpose of this section, terms lectronic mail?and lectronic mail message?means a message or information created or transmitted or received on a computer, computer system, computer resource or communication device including attachments in text, images, audio, SMS AUDIO STREET BY 50 DJ NBA L.A. Lakers video and any other electronic record, which may be transmitted with the message.Thus, the legislative intent was to make act of sending SMS, emails, or posting of any messages via communication device or computer resource which is grossly offensive or of menacing character or any information which the sender knows to be false but posted for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity etc. or disguised or anonymous emails or fake emails to cause annoyance. rossly offensive or menacing character?