wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

IAMAI to seek a consensus position on Content Regulation from its Digital Entertainment committee, following a Governing Council meeting

The rush to put together an independent body for online content regulation is turning out to be quite a challenge for the Internet and Mobile Association of India. Its Governing Council, which convened on 23rd March 2020, has asked the IAMAI to go back to its Digital Entertainment committee, and finalise an online content regulation code that has the largest consensus among digital entertainment companies. The code that was presented to the Governing Council didn't have consensus. In fact, out of around 30 members of the Digital Entertainment committee, it only had 5 signatories. This led to a fairly heated discussion within the Digital Entertainment committee on 18th March, and questions were raised about whether the new code - called the Tier 2 code - can even be seen as an IAMAI code, and calls were made for starting the process of determining an IAMAI position on online content regulation all over again. Thus, the Governing Council has decided to also discuss the mechanism as per which the IAMAI takes a position, so that such a situation doesn't arise again. Last month, the IAMAI pushed through the Tier 2 code, which would lead to the setting up of a body (called the DCCC) for regulating content on streaming services in India, without much deliberation and consensus. As per MediaNama's sources, IAMAI's Digital Entertainment committee was informed about the Tier-2 code on January 31th 2020; a copy of the new code was shared with them on the February 3rd; and the…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

Founder @ MediaNama. TED Fellow. Asia21 Fellow @ Asia Society. Co-founder SaveTheInternet.in and Internet Freedom Foundation. Advisory board @ CyberBRICS

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Studying the 'community' supporting the late Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) shows how Twitter was gamed through organized engagement

News

Do we have an enabling system for the National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) aiming to create a repository of non-personal data?

News

A viewpoint on why the regulation of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchnages under 2019's E-Commerce Rules puts it in a 'grey area'

News

India's IT Rules mandate a GAC to address user 'grievances' , but is re-instatement of content removed by a platform a power it should...

News

There is a need for reconceptualizing personal, non-personal data and the concept of privacy itself for regulators to effectively protect data

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ