Sexually Explicit Content To Diminish On Netflix, Amazon Prime And Hotstar. Supreme Court Wants Regulation

After a petition was filed by an NGO, the Supreme Court has now asked the content on OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar to be regulated

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Sexually Explicit Content To Diminish On Netflix, Amazon Prime And Hotstar. Supreme Court Wants Regulation
OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar have come under the scanner. The Supreme Court has issued a notice to regulate the content featured on these platforms. After a petition was filed by an NGO seeking Government's response on the plea and also alleged that the online media streaming platforms show uncertified, sexually explicit and vulgar content.

As per a report in ANI, "The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre on a plea seeking framing of guidelines by the government to regulate the functioning of online media streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video."

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Earlier the same plea was dismissed by Delhi High Court on February 8, 2019. Which was filed by a non-governmental organisation, Justice for Rights, has claimed that due to lack of regulation for the web-exclusive content, the platforms were telecasting shows full of 'vulgarity, religiously forbidden and morally unethical'.


The PIL has also alleged that the content of several shows on the online platform violated provisions of the Indian Penal code (IPC) and the Information Technology Act.


In January this year, leading Online Curated Content Providers (OCCPs) including Netflix, Hotstar, Voot, Arre, Sonyliv and ALTBalaji came together with a self-regulatory code to regulate video streaming content. OCCPs voluntarily signed a self-regulatory Code of Best Practices under the aegis of Inter and Mobile Association of India.


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