In the first part of this series, the authors analyse the criminal implications of ‘crimes’ committed in the Metaverse in light of recent reports of alleged sexual harassment experienced by users within the Metaverse. The authors draw a comparative analysis between real life experience of sexual harassment vis-a-vis harassment in VR. Further, they explore the lack of jurisprudence in this area and go on to suggest legal and technical solutions to tackle this new age crime. Continue reading Expounding the Contours of Sexual Harassment in Virtual Reality: Applicability of the Penal Laws to State-of-the-Art Technology (Part 1)
In this article, the author looks at the Proposed Amendments to the E-commerce Rules, 2020. The author argues that due to the ambiguous nature of the amended provisions and regulatory overlaps with the Competition Act, 2002, the amendments have the potential of harming both business and consumer interest. The author thus suggests that a clear definition of certain terms needs to be provided and the regulatory overlaps removed.
Continue reading Proposed Amendments to E-Commerce Rules, 2020: Lack of Clarity and Judicial Overlaps
The Journal Committee (“Committee”) at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (“RMLNLU”), in collaboration with Khaitan & Co, is organising the 9th edition of the RMLNLU International Legal Essay Competition and Conference on Labour Laws (“RILEC”). The conference will be held virtually on 25th February at 5:00pm on the Zoom platform. All registered attendees shall be provided with certificates of attendance. About the … Continue reading RMLNLU International Legal Essay Competition and Conference (RILEC), 2022, being organised on 25 February 2022 in collaboration with Khaitan & Co.
In this post, the authors seek to analyse one of the foremost causes of pendencies before the Supreme Court – Special Leave Petitions (SLPs), and previous attempts to reform the same. Following which, they propose a three-tiered system of reform that aims at practicable and effective measures to counter the problem of increasing pendencies plaguing the Supreme Court. Continue reading The ‘Special’ Problem Plaguing the Supreme Court of India: The Need for Urgent Reforms
The Journal Committee is pleased to announce the call for papers for The RMLNLU Journal on Communication, Media, Entertainment & Technology Law, Volume IX. Continue reading Deadline Extended: Call for Papers for RMLNLU Journal on Communication, Media, Entertainment & Technology Law [Volume 9] : Submit by 25th February, 2022
In this second post of the series, the author analyses competition concerns persisting with the nature and operation of Big Tech companies which hinder the regulatory capacity of CCI in effectively responding to the issues identified in the first part. Further, the author highlights the overlapping jurisdiction of the CCI and sectoral regulators as a consequence of the continuingly expanding horizons of Big Tech’s influence on allied and ancillary sectors. Continue reading India’s Antitrust Problem With Big Tech—Part 2
In this post, the authors analyse the concept of perp walk system (or media parading of accused) in the United States accompanied by a case study of Lagos to understand the grass root level repercussions of the practice and its constitutionality. Continue reading Perp Walks: An American Custom’s Rebirth in Lagos
In this post, the authors elucidate the issue of Caste-based census. The authors explains various intricacies related to the issue and examine how caste-based census can be an instrumental tool in solving the dilemma Other Backward Castes (OBCs) have been facing. The authors also analyse how caste based census can be a way to achieve equality. Continue reading Caste Based Census: Heralding a New Era of Equality