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ASEAN-based streaming services announce self-regulatory content code

We missed this earlier.

Netflix, iFlix, Hooq, Disney, and Fox, among others, announced that they had created a self-regulatory content code in June. Casbaa, a union of Asian video companies (including broadcasters and streaming companies), said that this code would make sure that content on these platforms would be “authentic, free from hate speech, hate crimes, pornography, and other forms of inappropriate content”. Casbaa said that this would “serve to distinguish legitimate services from pirate sites”. Even so, a bonus that this code gives streaming services more grounds in arguing against further regulations. This is especially important in a conservative content market like Asia.

The code is not available publicly.

Situation in India

While streaming services in India have mulled self-regulation in the past, not much has moved. For a while, the Information & Broadcasting Ministry was considering online content regulation, and even formed a committee to ponder on the subject. However, Irani was replaced by Rajyavardhan Rathore, her deputy, in May. Over a month after the committee created under Irani was notified, it hadn’t met.

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