Cyberlaw refers to the laws that govern the legal use and working of the internet. Cyberlaw has a unique structure to grapple with the international and ethereal nature of the net. There is an ongoing debate about whether the internet is ‘regulable’ at all or not, since one school of thought advocates that it is a free space and should be void of restrictions and the other argues that it is regulable and certain bodies of law already exist. Since the internet is not bound by geography, it is not possible to apply any national laws to it. While certain international agreements are in place, some argue that the internet should be allowed to operate as a separate ‘nation’ of its own and self-regulate. Although this is a less distinct field of law as compared to intellectual property law, property law, contract law, and privacy laws, some of the best law schools in India, are ensuring their students are aware of the developments in this field and link it to the subjects of their study.
Now that the gruelling and daunting 12th standard board exams are over a tsunami of relief must be washing over you! Once you get a chance to catch your breath, unwind and relax after all that hard work you put in, you’re going to want to use your break to think about what stream you would like to choose to pursue your bachelors degree in. As a young 17-18 year old, you have a world of possibilities lying ahead of you. Choosing the discipline to pursue your bachelors in is the first step towards realizing your dream career. You can choose from the field of arts, business management, law, design, computer applications, architecture, hospitality, film and media, mass communication and medicine among many other options.
Law is the big thing to next only to politics, impacting people’s lives. The study of law is directly related to understanding the levels of power in a society and the way society is governed. Law, unlike many other professions, reaches directly into everyone’s lives. Studying law gives an opportunity to a person who holds a strong sense of justice and wants to bring positive reform to the society, to work out the defects in the system and to work constructively towards progress. Legal profession is the only profession mentioned in the Constitution of India under the Article 22. The study of this field gives one the chance to sharpen one’s mind, develop skills and explore the multitudinous facets of human life. A strong academic program in law should enable one to develop skills of both abstract thinking as well as practical problem-solving.