The Central government on Wednesday defended the legality of the new Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, in its counter affidavit filed in reply to a challenge to the constitutional validity of the new IT Rules.
The Central Government has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court regarding OTT platforms. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) said that according to the new rules, the content of OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime is being monitored.
Regulation of Content on OTT Platforms. The growth of OTT platforms puts the focus on the subject of managing the content accessible on the online space. The current laws and guidelines viz. the Cinematograph Act, 1952 and the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995