What exactly is "illegal" content? According to Rule 3(2) of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules, 2011, unlawful content includes anything that is hurtful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, infringes on copyright or patent, or violates any current law. Internet intermediaries must take down such material immediately; remove links to it; and prevent its further distribution.
Rule 4 of the Intermediary Guidelines states that an intermediary does not become liable for any information posted by a third party but can be held responsible if they fail to comply with their obligations under the IT Act 2000. For example, an intermediary cannot be held responsible for the actions of users posting objectionable content but they do have a duty to take action against those users when informed about their activities.
The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules, 2011 were introduced in India in November 2011 to provide legal protection to internet intermediaries. They follow similar guidelines set out by the Internet Service Provider's Association of India and apply equally to domestic as well as foreign intermediaries.
In February 2012, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology issued amended guidelines that removed the requirement for internet intermediaries to monitor their platforms for illegal content. The move was intended to relieve pressure on companies who claim to protect citizens' rights while also staying within the bounds of the law.
Not permitted by law: unlawful or illegal. Involves morally unacceptable behaviors. The whole meaning of illegal may be found in the English Language Learners' Dictionary. It means "not permitted by law".
Illicitly means "in a manner contrary to law": illicit gains; an illicit activity. The word is used in relation to people who engage in illegal activities or possess illegal items. Or it can mean "pertaining to an illegal activity or item." For example, the possession of cocaine is a crime, so cocaine is an illicit drug. However, cocaine may be used legally as an additive for weight training supplements so this use is legal but illicit.
Illegally is similar to illicitly but has a more negative connotation: illegal means "done in violation of law"; "unlawful"; "forbidden by law". For example, the possession of cocaine is a crime, so cocaine is an illegal drug. However, cocaine may be used legally as an additive for weight training supplements so this use is legal but still illegal.
Thus, illicitly means "not permitted by law" and illegally means "done in violation of law".
It is illegal if it is prohibited by a legislation that has been passed. Unlawful indicates that it is not permitted by law since no such legislation has been enacted. For example, hunting children is unlawful but kidnapping is only illegal.
Both kidnapping and hunting children are actions that many people engage in every day. However, only kidnapping children under the age of 18 is illegal while hunting children is both unlawful and illegal.
The difference lies in how old you have to be to fall under the criminal laws. In Canada, the age of majority is 18 years old so anyone under that age is considered a child. Adults who go out to hunt children know that they can be arrested since it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to be hunted. On the other hand, adults can do what they want as long as they aren't breaking any laws themselves such as kidnapping or murder.
Illegal activities include things like drug trafficking, robbery, and vandalism. While these activities may be wrong, there is not much that can be done to arrest someone for an illegal activity. You could report them to police but other than that there is nothing else that can be done.
Illegal, unlawful, illegitimate, illicit, and criminal are all terms used to characterize behaviors that are not legal. Unlawful meaning not permitted by or in accordance with the law. To establish an illegitimate claim to an inheritance; to take unfair advantage of a commercial position; to violate the rights of others. Illegitimate implies without valid reason or justification. An illegitimate child is one born out of wedlock.
Illicit means done or performed illegally. The use of drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana is called illicit drug use. Illicit money is money that has been obtained through an activity that is not legal. For example, money earned from selling drugs cannot be kept separate from legitimate income and used to pay for other expenses. It must be reported as income.
Criminal refers to someone who commits a crime. If you commit murder, you are a criminal. A criminal act is one that violates the law. Murder is a criminal act because it is defined as the intentional killing of another human being.
Illegal means contrary to law; violating the rules or principles on which a system is based. Behavior that is not legal can be considered illegal if it violates society's norms or expectations. For example, speeding on the highway would be considered illegal because it is contrary to traffic laws.