A legal framework for the Cyber World was conceived in India, in the form of a draft E-Commerce Act 1998. Afterwards, the basic law for Cyber space transaction in India has emerged in the form of the Information Technology Act 2000 (ITA-2000).
The structure of Cyber Laws in India has further been supplemented with the Semi Conductor Integrated Circuits Layout Act though yet to be notified. The Copyright Act in India is already applicable to computer generated documents and hence applicable to Cyber Space. Patent Act provides for patents on "Devices" with embedded software but is yet to recognize software patents. However the "Electronic Devices" represent instruments of creation of Cyber Space transactions and hence form part of the Cyber World.