LawSikho Diploma in Cyber Law, Fintech and Technology Contracts



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Total Fees: INR 30,000 15,000

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Duration: 12 months

Over time, technology contracts have become complex. It is not possible to work in a key management or leadership position in a technology company or startup without knowing how to understand, draft and negotiate technology-related agreements. This knowledge is critical whether you are outsourcing creation of software, obtaining cloud-based services, preparing terms of service and privacy policy for a platform, granting a license or even uploading your own content.



A lot of legal and contractual work needs to be undertaken if you are setting up an ecommerce website, a wallet for your startup or a payments-related startup. Cross-border legal risks need to be managed. Data protection and consumer-related concerns need to be kept in mind. These concerns need to be incorporated while designing the business processes.

Course Contents

  • Importance of IT law for businesses and their advisors
  • Overview of Internet and the law
  • Identifying jurisdiction in the Cyberspace
  • Net neutrality

How to understand Technology Contract and Course Outcomes

Key types of technology contracts

  • Software License and Ownership Agreements
  • IT Services Agreements
  • Cloud Services Agreements
  • Combination Agreements

Contract structure, grammar and formatting

Why you need a checklist before drafting a contract?

How to understand client objectives successfully

Structure of Internet and jurisdiction

Limitations to online execution of documents and common workaround

  • E-contracts and electronic signatures (e.g. e-Mudhra, Docusign)
  • eSign and Aadhaar based authentication
  • Use of online apps such as Signzy to execute documents
  • Limitations to online stamping
  • Data management and data security clauses

    • Escrow mechanisms
    • Confidentiality
    • Data security
    • Data management
    • Disaster recovery

    Risk management and termination clauses

    • Liquidated damages
    • Indemnity
    • Limitation of liability
    • Representation and Warranties
    • Term and Termination
    • Reverse transition services

    Payment mechanism and process

Terms of Services for Websites and Platforms

  • Drafting Terms of Service for online marketplaces

API Terms of use

  • Analysis of conditions for use of API by Facebook, LinkedIn and other companies

Privacy Policies (with reference to data protection)

Domain Name Assignment or Domain Name Transfer and Settlement Agreement

Understanding Intermediary liability for website owners

Types of software licenses

Open Source licensing and copyright issues

EULA

Standard Distributor Licensing Agreement

Cloud Computing Agreement

MSA for Software Development

Software due diligence in M&A

Legal framework for structuring e-commerce portals
Contractual arrangements required for an e-commerce portal to function
How to create Terms of Service and Privacy Policies
Data Protection Requirements under law
Responsibility of the platform in case of data breach, cyber attacks and hacking
Legal risk mitigation mechanisms for e-commerce portals
FDI in e-commerce ventures and fintech sector
Consumer rights in case of e-commerce transactions
How to enforce your rights against counterfeit products sold through e-commerce sites

  • Outsourcing Agreement
  • Technology License and Transfer clauses -
  • Music License Agreement -
  • E-book publishing agreement -
  • Affiliate Agreements / Technology Consulting/Professional Agreement
  • Video game development agreement
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement

1. Intermediary liability as per Shreya Singhal judgment

2. Blocking of websites

3. How to deal with takedown notices

RBI Regulation of fintech sector
Digital authentication and electronic contracts
Aadhar Enabled Payment System (APES) and Unified Payment Interface of India (UPI)
How e-wallets work and how your startup can create e-wallets
Regulation of payment gateways
Payments banks - case study of Airtel and Paytm
Legal validity of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

  • Offences under IT Act
  • Data security and Privacy issues
  • Intermediary Liability
  • Cyber forensics and law of evidence
  • E-discovery and the law
  • Blocking and interception
  • Recovering money from online banking frauds
  • Handling fake profiles on social media and matrimonial sites
Sample documents
  • Affidavit for submission of electronic evidence
  • Model E-discovery order
  • Sample document retention policy
  • E-discovery sample forms and pleadings
  • Reputational risks and legal strategy:
    • Online criticisms and defamation by customers
    • Managing social media usage by employees and ex-employees
    • Leakage of confidential information
    • Industry perceptions and scandals
    • Intellectual property issues
  • Dealing with social media platforms
  • Legal strategy and processes for handling reputational crises

Sample documents

  • Social Media Policy
  • Media Communications Policy

Industry Academia Panel

Abhyuday Agarwal

COO and Co-founder, iPleaders

Anjani Kumar

Chartered Accountant and Corporate Trainer

Anuj Sah

Principal Associate at Khaitan & Co.

Apar Gupta

Independent Technology Lawyer

Arpit Ratan

Founding Partner, Ojas Legal and Co - Founder, Signzy Technologies

Ashitha Bhagwan

Attorney, Royse Law Firm, California

Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya

Founder, CSR – Centre of Excellence, Mysore. Former National Advisor, CII.

Dr. Y L Tekhre

Former Research Director, National Human Rights Commission, Govt .of India. Former Professor, NIHFW, Govt. of India.

Jimit Shah

Proprietor at JPS Legal

Ketan Mukhija

General Counsel, SREI Group

Nishant Gokhale

Advocate

Pingal Khan

Partner at Ashlar Law

Puneet Bhasin

Founding Partner, Cyberjure Consulting

Ramanuj Mukherjee

CEO and Co-founder, iPleaders

Sameer Jain

Partner at Pamasis Law Chambers

Shivi Agarwal

Partner, Amicus

Success Stories

Imagine how it would be if you could navigate the usual legal and regulatory mess with ease, and make better decisions as you scale your business or career growth. Regulatory and legal difficulties is a huge hurdle to doing business in India, and very few people have mastery over it. We are inviting you to find out more about how we can add a touch of magic to your growth. Here are some amazing success stories of our students who have taken up our courses.

I did the Intellectual Property Law course from LawSikho in early 2017. I fnished the course 7 months back. The course content was really good. I loved the experience of being able to learn conveniently from the mobile app. I learned a lot of practical things about IP laws that did help me in my work in some situations. I really liked the videos and while reading text can be boring sometimes on the go, watching videos and learning is a pleasant experience and I could learn faster from videos

Namami Mathur

Review Executive at Thomson Reuters

The program has tremendously elevated my writing skills. It has been a very enriching experience. It has completely changed the way I used to write. I learnt that whatever we write needs to be practically relevant. I also learnt that if something needs to be explained in simple language, it must frst be understood in depth. The topics that we were given were very specifc and of a wide variety and this has increased my practical knowledge a lot

Aakritee Raj

Student, New Law College, Bhartiya Vidyapeeth Deemed University (BVDU), Pune

The assistance Abhyuday Agarwal and Ramanuj Mukherjee provided me with and the insight they have shared in our field is invaluable to me. I consider you guys a mentor on both a professional and personal level and I have learned so much while working with you. Thank you for showing me how to stand my ground and have the kind of career that I can be proud of. I count myself lucky for having had your mentorship.

Parth Sarthy Kaushik

Infrastructure and Environmental Disputes Lawyer in Trust Legal

From my perspective, the course will be useful for pre-sales and sales people in technology services business. This course can help them to understand what they are committing to, what are the pros and cons and what things they can give up during a negotiation and how a contract they sign may affect the company. Once they do this course, they can even articulate to their team what is expected by the client much better and ensure that the contract is not violated by the people who are executing the work. In product companies though agreements are standard and not negotiated every time - so maybe the founder can beneft from knowing this but sales people wouldn’t need to know how to negotiate contractual terms.

Anil Kuriakose

Founder of a startup

After doing this course, I got a new perspective about contracts rather than the general understanding we get as law students when we read contract law in college. Understanding the commercial intent of various contracts is crucial to being able to draft a good contract that protect the economic interests of clients. Apart from drafting, I learn practical things like how to execute a contract, complicated stamp duty and jurisdiction related issues.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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All the study materials will be provided on the online learning management system and not in hard copy. No hard copy is required or recommended for these courses. For any hard copy provided by LawSikho for some parts of some of the courses which may be available with LawSikho, check with them by calling on the number provided in this website.

There are no minimum attendance requirements, as the course shall be taught online through a learning management system which allows you to pursue the course at your own pace and convenience.

The course is conducted through an online learning management system, which enables students to access study materials from anywhere in the world at their own time and convenience. All the study material which includes text, videos, drafting exercises, templates and regular tests will be available only within the LMS and can be accessed using your login id for the LMS. The course can also be accessed through state of the art mobile Apps, which makes learning convenient and accessible on a real time basis.
Live sessions are also conducted online – students who miss the session can watch recorded versions. There will also be some online doubt-clearing sessions between students and faculty.

As candidates will be enroling from across India and even abroad, the schedule of every candidate is likely to differ. To accommodate that, the periodic tests will be available on the online portal for a period of time so that you can take them at your convenience. Everyone will be given sufficient opportunity to take the tests.

The online MCQs are executed on the learning management system. You do not need to go to any special centres to take any test or exam. All tests can be taken by logging on to the online learning management system from your home.

Payment for the course may be made by any of the following medium

1. Online payment through Instamojo

2. NEFT Funds transfer

For further details on how to make payment please visit enrolment page or call on 011-331-38901 for help.

The syllabus and course contents for all the courses are reviewed by experts in law firms and the industry at large. The course is conceptualised, co-ordinated and marketed by LawSikho, a venture that aims to make justice accessible to people from all walks of life.

The course is designed keeping in mind that practicing lawyers, entrepreneurs, working professionals and students will be taking up the course. The entire course will be taught online through materials uploaded on our learning management system allowing you to pursue the course at your own pace and convenience.

The course is designed keeping in mind the schedule of practicing lawyers, working professionals, entrepreneurs and fulltime students. The modules are well spread out short periods of time. We don’t guarantee that you will pass the course without putting in reasonable effort or attention but the exact amount of time that you will have to put in will depend on your ability to grasp the material. On an average, spending approximately 1-3 hours per week on the course would be sufficient for most people to comfortably follow the course.

Yes it is possible as what you will learn in this course is completely independent of any other course you have probably pursued or are pursuing. The course is designed keeping in mind that there will be many non-lawyers taking up this course. The content is unique and does not require any prior knowledge except for knowledge of English and basic computer usage skills.

There is an active placement assistance program available to students, which includes CV-writing, career guidance and sharing of relevant job and internship opportunities. We have also started a career clinic for the benefit of the students, students can visit our office in Delhi or can seek career related insights over phone or video chat on pre-designated days. More than 2000 positions have been shared. Our students have been placed in various law firms and other organisations, as full time employees and have obtained multiple opportunities for internships under the programme. However no such internship or placement is guaranteed by LawSikho.

Instalment is not available for any course. For additional assistance, and information, call 011-331-38901.

The course will have periodic online MCQ tests. There may be writing assignments for long term courses. There may be drafting assessment or other assessments which will be assigned online as well. This will vary from course to course. You can call us for course specific information.

You should have completed 10 + 2 from a recognised board. In case of foreign nationals, you must have completed the equivalent of 10 + 2 in India in your respective country.