Government Notification to Bring OTT Platforms under MIB

The Government issued a Notification dated November 9, 2020 stating that all digital audio-visual content (including films, web shows, and news and current affairs content) on over-the-top (‘OTT’) streaming platforms will now fall under the ambit of the MIB. The MIB will be able to regulate such content which was, until now, largely unregulated, except for the general provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 governing online content and the voluntary self-regulatory code of best practices signed in 2020 by 15 OTT platforms (including Netflix and Hotstar) under the aegis of the Internet and Mobile Association of India.

Published In:Inter Alia - Quarterly Edition - December 2020 [ English Chinese
Date: December 31, 2020