We’re looking forward to our discussion on Online Content Regulation in Mumbai on December 13 (Friday). We have over 100 confirmations, and applications are closing soon, if you want to attend, please apply. We’re looking to address the following issues during the discussion:

  • How are writers and creative artists affected by legal restrictions on content?
  • What should be a part of a content code for online content, and what shouldn’t?
  • Should regulatory norms be different for online versus TV?
  • What steps can be taken so that an online content certification code is trusted by writers and creative artists?
  • Is self-regulation the lesser of the evil? How can creators be assured that self-regulation will be consistently applied across platforms?
  • Should significant content platforms/content creators be defined for regulation?
  • What are the norms for acceptable user-generated content platforms?

If there are most issues we ought to talk about, write to Trisha Jalan at trisha@medianama.com.

Details of the venue and timings are below, including a reading list for context.

Date: December 13, 2019
Time: 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM (Lunch will be available at 12:30 PM)
Venue: Forum I, The LaLit

Schedule

  • 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM: Check-in & Lunch
  • 02:00 PM – 04:15 PM: Roundtable on Online Content Regulation
  • 04:15 PM onwards: High-Tea

Reading List

  • First up, our report from the Delhi discussion on Online Content Regulation, held in September, here.
  • We applied the TV content code to a Sacred Games episode: In 8 scenes, how a Sacred Games episode would change because of the TV content code [read]

Notes from I&B Ministry’s Mumbai consultation:

  • OTT content has to be regulated: BJP spokesperson Hitesh Jain [read]
  • Impossible for us to view everything on the Internet all the time: I&B Secy Amit Khare [read]

Additional reading:

  • When it comes to Netflix, the Government of India has no chill [read]
  • Giving the hecklers the veto: On the self regulatory code that Netflix, STAR, Jio and others have signed [read]
  • #NAMApolicy Mumbai 2018: Online Entertainment Content Regulation [read]
  • Shyam Benegal committee report on Cinematograph Act, I&B Ministry [read]

MediaNama is hosting this discussion with support from Amazon and Netflix.

Registrations will be wait-listed soon, but you can still apply to attend. In case you fit our mandate for the intended audience, we’ll send you a confirmation by October 11, 2019. Your contact information will never be shared with anyone outside of MediaNama.


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