The Supreme Court issued a stay on a batch of petitions, filed in in lower courts, related to the government's proposed regulations for OTT streaming services, Bar & Bench and Live Law reported on Twitter. The apex court will the petitions pleading for greater regulations in April, the reports said. This essentially puts a hold on litigation concerning streaming regulations going on in lower courts. Cases in courts like the Punjab & Haryana High Court will be stayed. The Supreme Court will hear these cases two weeks after Holi, which falls around April 12, the reports said. Earlier this month, the government notified the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, which would require streaming services to set up — and submit to — a three-tier grievance redressal mechanism where complaints on content on streaming…
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