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Legality of Docusign in India
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Legality of Docusign in India

Introduction With the evolution of technology, the way of executing documents have also evolved. With the increasing demand for modern, convenient methods for entering into binding transactions, electronic agreements and electronic signature have gained a lot of momentum in recent years. Technological developments have not only changed the ways in which these transactions are entered into but the execution process has also revolutionised significantly. Validity of E- Agreement as per the Contract Act, 1872 Section 10 of the Contract Act lays down as to what agreements are contracts. It states: “All agreements are contracts if they are made by the free consent of parties competent to contract, for a lawful consideration and with a lawful object, and are not hereby expressly dec...
Safe and Ethical Artificial Intelligence Policy – Industrial Revolution 4.0, Tamil Nadu in High Gear?
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Safe and Ethical Artificial Intelligence Policy – Industrial Revolution 4.0, Tamil Nadu in High Gear?

The rise of powerful AI will be either the best or the worst thing ever to happen to humanity. We don’t yet know which.Stephen Hawking Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to disrupt our world. With intelligent machines enabling high-level cognitive processes like thinking, perceiving, learning, problem solving and decision making, coupled with advances in data collection and aggregation, analytics and computer processing power, AI presents opportunities to complement and supplement human intelligence and enrich the way people live and work. India, being the fastest growing economy with the second largest population in the world, has a significant stake in the AI revolution. Recognising AI’s potential to transform economies and the need for India to strategise its approach Thiruva...
Drone Hijacking: The Modern-Day Mayhem
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Drone Hijacking: The Modern-Day Mayhem

A drone [1]or UAV[2] is an unmanned aerial vehicle used as a recreational sport, cargo delivery, military vehicle, surveillance, and for photography[3]. During this period of the great global pandemic, drones have been helpful in the delivery of essentials, medical drone delivery, disinfection, body temperature scanning, and surveillance. Drones, in general, have a lot of pros to it, for example, military drones are more like bomber flights after the Venice Hot Air Balloon incident,1849[4] but even if destroyed it wouldn’t result in any loss of life, surveillance during suspicious activity, and post-disaster rescue. In India, surveillance of drones come under the jurisdiction of DRDA[5] for military drones and MCA[6] for civilian drones. Drones now form a market of $100 billion globally i...
Media Trial in India
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Media Trial in India

“The Press is called the Fourth estate. It is definitely a power, but to misuse that power is criminal”. Mahatma Gandhi Introduction The history of media dates back to the 18th century when the 1st newspaper ‘Bengal Gazette’ was launched by James Augustus Hicky in the year 1780. Later in the 19th century Raja Ram Mohan Roy began publications that enkindled the mind of Indian public towards achieving independence. This helped the leaders of the nation to understand the importance of media and journalism. In the present, the media is regarded as the fourth pillar of democracy. Media plays a significant role in molding the opinion of the public and is capable of influencing the viewpoint about various events and incidents. So it is necessary that the media conveys authentic information...
Effect of Intellectual Property on the Economy
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Effect of Intellectual Property on the Economy

Global History of Intellectual Property Rights It is astonishing to see the presence of Intellectual Property Rights even during ancient times. It is interesting to trace the development of Intellectual Property from ancient times to the modern era. Presence of Intellectual Property can be seen in Ancient Rome. Evidence of the existence of monopolies in the Byzantine Empire has also been found. In 1432, those who made machines for the faster making of silks were given privileges by enacting a statute which was subsequently extended to many other devices. Presence of this demanding field today, has shown its slight presence even during an era where technology had only begun developing. Modern developments in Intellectual Property happened in England in the 17th and 18th centuries....
How are the Drones Regulated?
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How are the Drones Regulated?

INTRODUCTION: Invented by The United States of America(1916), the drone or the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) intended to help the military and the guards to keep themselves safe from their enemies during the first world war. Initially drones were unreliable and expensive, therefore, were put into use only by the government and the military troops while there were no questions concerning to its domestication. Shortly between respective decades, these drones were bought by only by reliable authorities and projects, until 2014 when amazon proposed to deliver packages to individual customers for purposes like real estate and promotional advertisements. Right when the market for drones was booming and its usages were eased, India made it illegal for any civilian to use a drone. But this d...
Censorship for OTT Platforms: An Ignored Issue
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Censorship for OTT Platforms: An Ignored Issue

INTRODUCTION Censorship essentially refers to the process of restricting public speech or expression if the content is objectionable, sensitive, or harmful or ‘inconvenient’. It takes place in various mediums such as books, music, the press, and movies. It controls hate speeches, obscenity, and various other forms of expressions which might potentially cause a lot of chaos. Freedom of speech and expression cannot be taken for granted and is not absolute in the law as well. One must not cause harm to another individual or community in any way including verbally. The concept of censorship has been introduced to restrict such content which hurt or defame people and their thoughts. Although the constitution of India provides for freedom of speech, some restrictions are placed on the sam...