Academic Programs

Certificate Course in Labor Laws

The subjects of study prescribed for the course shall be as under

UNIT 1- An overview of the cyber world
  1. The internet and online resource
  2. Introduction about cyber space
  3. Regulation of cyber space-introducing cyber law
  4. Cyber law with reference to IT Act, 2000.
UNIT 2-Legal regime
  1. International legal regime
    • European convention on cyber crimes
    • Hague convention of jurisdiction and foreign judgments: jurisdiction and agreement
  2. International legal regime relating to E - commerce –
    • UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic commerce 1996
    • International legal regime relating to IPR-
      • Berne convention
      • Rome convention
      • WIPO Copyright treaty
      • WIPO performance and phonograms treaty
      • UDRP
      • OECD convention of database protection
  3. Domestic legal regime- IT Act 2000- Digital signature; E-Governance; Regulation of certifying Authorities; Duties of Subscribers; Penalties and Adjudication; Offences under the Act; making of rules and regulations etc.
UNIT 3- Cyber Crimes
  • Introduction- computer crime and cyber crimes; classification of cyber crimes
  • Cyber crime and related crimes –
    • Distinction between Cyber Crime and conventional crimes
    • Reasons for commission of Cyber Crime
    • Cyber forensic
    • Cyber criminals and their objective
    • Kinds- cyber stalking; cyber pornography; forgery and fraud; crime related to IPRs; Cyber terrorism; computer vandalism etc.
  • Regulation of cyber crimes –
    • Issues relating to investigation, jurisdiction, evidence
    • relevant provisions under IT Act, 2000, IPC, Pornography Act and Evidence Act
UNIT 4- E-Commerce
  • Electronic commerce- definition, types
  • Digital signature- legal and technical issues
  • Global E-commerce
    • Issues relating to access (to infrastructure; to content; universal access; digital divide and universal divide)
    • trust, privacy
    • security
    • Consumer Protection
    • Content Regulation; Uniformity in Legal Standards pertaining to internet
  • Application of conventional territory based law to E-Commerce
    • Taxation
    • IPR
    • International Trade
    • Commercial Law and Standards
    • Dispute resolution.
UNIT 5 – Intellectual property law issues and cyber space
  • Overview of IPR law
  • Copyright issues in cyberspace- linking, inlining, framing, protection of content on website, international treaties
  • Trademark issues in cyber space – Domain name dispute, cybersquatting, UDRP, mega-tags and key words.
  • Computer software and related IPR issues
  • Brian Fitzgerald, Anne Fitzgerald, cyber law, Lexi Nexis, Butter Worths (2003)
  • Rodney d Ryder, Introduction to Internet law & Policy 1ST Edi, 2007
  • Justice Yatindra singh, Cyber law, Universal law publishing co. ii Edi, 2005
  • Yee Fen LIM, Cyber space law, oxford, Indian Edi, 2008
  • Chris Reed, Internet law, Text & Material, universal law publishing co. New Delhi.

Examination and Certification:

The examination will be conducted as per schedule to be announced by KSLU and at centers to be determined. The examination is expected to be in the month of January 2015 and the likely center is mysore (To be confirmed) The examination will consist of 3 hour theory paper for 80 marks. 10 marks are reserved for internal assesment and 10 marks for Viva Voce.

Admission Procedure

At the time of registration, prospective students have to make the payment of the Course fee along with the full particulars of the Student such as his/her Name, Address, Qualification etc. For detailed procedure of admission refer application form enclosed.

Course Fee

course fee would be RS 8000/- (Rupees Eight Thousand Only)


UNIT 5 – Intellectual property law issues and cyber space
Sl.No. Particulars Dates
1 Commencement of admission 22.08.2014
2 Last date for admission without penal fee 10.09.2014
3 Last date for admission with penal fee of Rs. 300/- 20.09.2014
4 Date of commencement of classes 11.09.2014
5 Last date for submission of original documents by the applicant to the Law School for verification, viz. qualifying examination marks cards, P.D.C. and caste certificate etc. 20.09.2014


Vidya Vikas Law School is a recognized Law College in Mysore affiliated with KSLU Hubli and Details of VLS can be found on

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