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IAMAI appoints Justice Sikri as chair of streaming grievance body; Apple and Ullu join DPCGC

Source: National Judicial Academy

The Internet and Mobile Association of India announced on Thursday that its self-regulatory body for streaming content companies like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will be chaired by former Supreme Court judge Arjan Kumar Sikri. The Digital Publisher Content Grievances Council (DPCGC), the body whose Grievance Redressal Board (GRB) Sikri will be chairing, has been constituted in compliance with the recently notified Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. It will hear appeals of complaints against individual streaming services who are members of the body; if someone wants to complain against content on any of the 14 DPCGC members, and that complaint is disposed of unsatisfactorily by the service in question, DPCGC will hear an appeal. Other members of DPCGC GRB appointed: The Grievance Redressal Board includes actress Suhasini Maniratnam; film producer Madhu Bhojwani; Gopal Jain, Supreme Court advocate; and Dr Ranjana Kumari, Director of the Centre for Social Research and Chairperson of Women Power Connect, will be the Civil Society Representative. The two members from the Online Curated Content Providers are Amit Grover, Senior Corporate Counsel, Amazon India, and Priyanka Chaudhari, Director–Legal, Netflix India. Apple has joined the DPCGC too, presumably for its Apple TV+ subscription service. The other members are Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, ALT Balaji, BookMyShow Stream, Eros Now, Firework TV, Hoichoi, Hungama, Lionsgate Play, MX Player, Reeldrama, Shemaroo and Ullu. Ullu appears to be the first adult content streamer that has joined a self-regulatory body. "The GRB will oversee and ensure the…

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