November 11, 2020 11:37:54 am
Information web sites and streaming companies akin to Netflix will now come underneath the purview of the Info and Broadcasting ministry, in line with a authorities notification issued on Wednesday.
In 2018, the I&B ministry had arrange a committee to border legal guidelines to manage on-line media and information portals. An order from the ministry mentioned that content material on non-public tv channels is regulated by Programme and Promoting Codes of the Cable Tv Networks (Regulation) Act of 1995, whereas there may be Press Council of India for the print media “which has its personal norms to manage”. Nevertheless, it mentioned, the federal government felt there are not any “norms or pointers” to manage on-line media and information portals, and digital broadcasting.
In line with the order, the committee must suggest “applicable coverage formulation for on-line media/ information portals and on-line content material platform together with digital broadcasting which encompasses leisure/ infotainment & information/ media aggregators.”
It mentioned the committee will “analyse the worldwide situation” for comparable laws and also will must outline the scope of what all could be regulated in on-line information and media sphere. The order acknowledged that the committee will “delineate the sphere of on-line info dissemination which must be introduced underneath regulation” on the traces much like print and tv media.
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