The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to the central government on PILs filed to control OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
- Latest version:October 16, 2020, 10:46 AM IST
A bench of Chief Justice of India SA Babade, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramaniam issued notices to the Central Government, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Internet and Mobile Association of India on the application.
Public interest litigation has been filed by advocates Shashank Shekhar Jha and Apurba Arhatiya to control OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. The application emphasizes the need for a well-organized board or association to monitor and manage the content of various OTT-streaming and digital media platforms.
Found a way to display the image without permissionThe application states that due to Covid-19, theaters are not expected to open in the country anytime soon and that OTT-streaming and various digital media platforms allow filmmakers and artists to perform without any kind of approval. Given.
The application states that there is currently no law or autonomous body to monitor or manage digital content and that it is available to the public without any investigation. Since there is no law to control OTT-streaming platforms, some cases are being filed on the same basis every day. The government is facing public outrage every day because of such flaws in the law, but despite this, the concerned authorities have not done much to control it.