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Sec 67, IT Act 2000: Punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form

Information Technology Act 2000

Chapter XI (Offences)

Section 67 (Punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form)

❝Whoever publishes or transmits or causes to be published or transmitted in the electronic form, any material which is lascivious or appeals to the prurient interest or if its effect is such as to tend to deprave and corrupt persons who are likely, having regard to all relevant circumstances, to read, see or hear the matter contained or embodied in it, shall be punished on first conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and with fine which may extend to five lakh rupees and in the event of second or subsequent conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years and also with fine which may extend to ten lakh rupees.❞



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Notes:

Section 67 of the Act was substituted by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 w.e.f. 27th October 2009.

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