The MMS issue makes a case to re-examine existing laws. "Our cyber laws were formed years back when the technology of camera phones did not exist in India. Any crime related to it needs a stringent set of laws to be followed," says Pawan Duggal, a cyber law expert.
"Our laws have not touched cyber defamation, cyber harassment, cyber nuisance etc, which are required to be looked upon as soon as possible," he furtheradds.
"TheIT Act does cover these kind of cases. But how rigid is the law and how severe is the punishment?" asks lawyer Puneet Mittal.
TheMMS case falls in this very category and became an issue on who was guilty for circulation of the obscene material on the Internet.
"Thecase was the first of its kind to be registered with us. We have not received any such complaints before and after the case," says K K Vyas, ADGP, Economic Offence Wing.
"Wego according to what is mentioned in the books of law. Our duty is to follow the instructions given by the court," he says in response to a question on the course of action in case such cases surface.