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OTT streaming regulations don’t have “teeth”: Supreme Court to govt

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The Supreme Court has reviewed the government's rules for OTT streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, and observed that they are not tough enough, Live Law reported. "We have received the Rules you have filed. These Rules don’t have any teeth. There’s no provision for prosecution. They’re only just guidelines," the court observed, according to remarks carried on Twitter by Live Law. Tushar Mehta, the Solicitor General of India, reportedly said the government "can come up with a draft within two weeks" for "the Court’s consideration". SG: We can come up with a draft within two weeks. We are trying to balance. We can come up with something for the Court’s consideration. This needs examination. #ITRules #Tandav — Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) March 5, 2021 The OTT guidelines were "welcomed" by the industry on Thursday. With Mehta's comments, it's unclear if the government intends to issue new guidelines, add to the 2021 guidelines, or whether it's simply stating that it is capable of bringing in new guidelines. If the Supreme Court gets its way, the IT Rules could have provisions for prosecuting streaming services who make content that violates the law. The case in question is actually unrelated; Aparna Purohit, who heads Indian Originals at Amazon Prime Video, was appealing against a refusal by the Allahabad High Court to grant her protection from arrest. Amazon, which apologized for two scenes in the show that led to right wing groups to file FIRs all over the country, reportedly said through its…

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