Section 67B: Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material depicting children in sexually explicit act, etc. in electronic form


Whoever,-

(a) publishes or transmits or causes to be published or transmitted material in any electronic form which depicts children engaged in sexually explicit act or conduct or

(b) creates text or digital images, collects, seeks, browses, downloads, advertises, promotes, exchanges or distributes material in any electronic form depicting children in obscene or indecent or sexually explicit manner or

(c) cultivates, entices or induces children to online relationship with one or more children for and on sexually explicit act or in a manner that may offend a reasonable adult on the computer resource or

(d) facilitates abusing children online or

(e) records in any electronic form own abuse or that of others pertaining to sexually explicit act with children,

shall be punished on first conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years and with a fine which may extend to ten lakh rupees and in the event of second or subsequent conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years and also with fine which may extend to ten lakh rupees:

Provided that the provisions of section 67, section 67A and this section does not extend to any book, pamphlet, paper, writing, drawing, painting, representation or figure in electronic form-

(i) The publication of which is proved to be justified as being for the public good on the ground that such book, pamphlet, paper writing, drawing, painting, representation or figure is in the interest of science, literature, art or learning or other objects of general concern; or

(ii) which is kept or used for bonafide heritage or religious purposes

Explanation: For the purposes of this section, “children” means a person who has not completed the age of 18 years.


More on Section 67B of Information Technology Act, 2000″

News # 1: Bengaluru teen trapped by online predator [MAY 26, 2017]

In a disturbing case of a child falling prey to an online predator on social media, a 13-year-old boy from a city school was allegedly lured into taking videos and photographs of his parents in the nude. He then sent to his Facebook ‘friend’, who used the footage to blackmail the boy and his parents. The accused, whose identity and gender the police are still trying to ascertain, allegedly contacted the parents demanding ₹1 crore from them if they didn’t want the photos and videos to be uploaded online.

 

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