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Social Presence Theory

Cues-filtered-out approach: A perspective on CMC that says the Internet is inferior as a channel for communication because of a lack of nonverbal cues. In this approach, there is less information exchanged between people, then, it is not surprising that some would find this medium more impersonal compared to the richness of face-to face interaction. […]

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FUNCTIONS OF THE PRESS COUNCIL OF INDIA

The following are the functions of the Press Council of India: o The first and foremost function of the press council of India is to protect the freedom of the press and to maintain and improve the standards of newspaper and news agencies in India. o To help newspapers and news agencies to maintain their […]

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Anti Cyber bullying laws in India

Cyber bullying is a practice that is causing hue and cry in the whole legal system but till date there are no special legislation to deal with cyberbullying in India. It is a new phenomenon which has arisen in this internet age. Cyberbullying can be defined as “The use of electronic communication to bully a […]

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Copyright and Journalistic Writings

In the case of a literary, dramatic or artistic work made by the author in the course of his employment by the proprietor of a newspaper, magazine or similar periodical under a contract of service or apprenticeship, for the purpose of publication in a newspaper, magazine or similar periodical, the said proprietor shall, in the […]

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Copyright Act – 1957

Copyright Act states that a work shall be published or performed in public, only with the license of the owner of the copyright. In the case of a work of joint authorship, the conditions conferring copyright specified in this sub-section shall be satisfied by all the authors of the work.Copyright is defined as the exclusive […]

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Copyright Act – 1957 – INTRODUCTION

India is one of the largest producers and exporters of copyright materials. In order to protect the authors and performers government enacted Copyright Act – 1957 (amended in 1999), the Copyright Rules – 1958 (amended in 1995), and the International Copyright Order, 1999. Copyright is a legal right to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and […]

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DRUGS & MAGIC REMEDIES ACT, 1954

This act is known as the Drugs and Magic Remedies (objectionable advertisements) act, 1954. This act was enacted to control the advertisements of drugs in certain cases, to prohibit the advertisements for certain drugs for matters connected therewith. DEFINITIONS: The important terms appearing in the Act such as advertisement, drug, magic remedy, and registered medical […]

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Prasar Bharati Act – 1990

Media have to be free to be credible, and competent. Too much political pressure and intervention usually makes the media to be a puppet in the hands of politicians and pressure groups. Media in a democracy at the same time should not be that free to do anything that may go against the concept of […]

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