Monday, July 12, 2010

Co.Cc Is Blocking Domains Illegally

Free domain service providers like Co.Cc are not following the civil liberties in their true letter and spirit. Rather, on flimsy and extraneous grounds, Co.Cc is filtering and blocking domains without and reasons and justifications. Co.Cc has recently blocked the domain that was used for the famous news site named Cjnews that has been providing techno-legal news, views, opinions, articles, etc.

If you are looking for a free domain, do not consider Co.Cc at all unless you wish to let your hard labour go to drains. In fact, the free domain provider Co.Cc is not providing free anything. It is trying to encash upon the goodwill and reputation of a domain registered at its platform. May be it is an arm twisting technique of Co.Cc to get costs from freely registered users.

Once a domain is well known and reputed, it is blocking the same for extraneous considerations without any prior notice and explaining grounds for the same. On 5th July 2010 our site was suddenly off the web. We analysed and found that there was a server side error that prevented it from appearing. However, on contacting our host provider it was very clear that this illegal blocking was happening on the Co.Cc level. How something like this could happen without any prior intimation is beyond understanding?

Even there is a clear change of stand by Co.Cc from time to time. Firstly they said that the domain has been suspended because Co.Cc thought it has some “possibilities” to become a phishing / spam / illegal site. On pursuing the matter further, they shifted their stand and informed that our site was blocked due to “inappropriate contents”. It seems our site has suddenly ceased to be site “capable” of phishing, spam and illegal activity in “future”. Now our site is providing “inappropriate contents” in present.

Come on Co.Cc clear your head and give us the real reason for your illegal and unreasonable blocking of our site. The funny reasons that you are giving is only strengthening the suspicion of bad faith and mala fide intentions on your part. Similarly, this episode is all raising lot of doubts about your professional and legal commitments.

It seems Co.Cc is trying to hush up something more sinister. Either they are acting on the instance of governmental authorities (Indian or Korean) or they are trying to establish a dubious practice of arm twisting and then forcing free users pay otherwise. It is high time for Co.Cc to explain their illegal and unreasonable actions

If this is the attitude of Co.Cc, we recommend that none should register a free domain with them. Too much for the cost of a free domain from a site named Co.Cc.

Critical ICT Infrastructure Protection In India

Critical ICT infrastructure protection (CIIP) is becoming more and more crucial these days. The reason is very simple to understand. These days many crucial functions of private and government are essentially connected with the computers and computers systems. If these computers or computer systems are compromised, much damage can be done to the country where such breach has occurred.

Although the importance of CIIP is well understood by India yet it has not taken any active steps in this regard. There is neither a cyber security policy of India nor is there any strategy in this regard. Even there is absence of basic level of cyber security training in India and cyber security research and development in India.

Till now we have just one techno-legal cyber security research and training centre in India (CSRTCI). The same is managed by Perry4Law, the exclusive techno-legal firm of India. The CSRTCI has been managing the techno-legal aspects of cyber security for long. Some of the areas of its specialisation pertain to cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, cyber war, cyber terrorism, cyber espionage, corporate espionage, critical ICT infrastructure protection, CCTNS, Natgrid, NCTC, etc.

However, CSRTCI is also a part of much larger and highly specialised initiative providing protection to human rights in cyberspace. The human rights initiative is also the exclusive initiative providing techno-legal measures and remedies against cyber terrorism in India and cyber war in India.

Except this private initiative, there is no other initiative that is providing techno-legal solutions against cyber terrorism, cyber war, cyber espionage, etc. Sooner or later India would also need to take measures to protect CIIP.

Online Cyber Law Education In India

Cyber law is a specialised field of law that requires knowledge of both legal and technical principles. However, contrary to the general perception prevailing among the potential cyber law professionals, cyber law is much more than mere academic diplomas and degrees. Cyber law requires actual practical application of technical and legal principles to a given situation.

Here comes the importance of a good techno-legal training and education course that caters the practical requirement of this specialised field. In India there are very few techno-legal training and education course providers. Perry4Law Techno-Legal Base (PTLB) is the best techno-legal cyber law education and training provider not only in India but also world wide.

The best part about its qualitative techno-legal training and educational courses is that they are also available through online mode. The online platform of PTLB allows a lawyer, judge, law enforcement officer corporate executive, etc to sharpen their cyber law related skills even at the comfort of their home, offices, chambers or corporate room.

Presently PTLB is providing techno-legal online cyber law education in India, online cyber law training in India, online cyber law internship in India, online cyber law coaching in India and many such related services.

For the members of legal fraternity and judicial community, PTLB has launched a separate platform known as Online Lawyers And Judges Training And Educational Centre of India. In short, it is known as Bar & Bench Blog that provides meaningful insight to lawyers and judges world wide.

With these great techno-legal cyber law training and education initiatives of PTLB, the law enforcement, legal, judicial and corporate segments can be benefited a lot.