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The first ruling by OTT self-regulatory body was for a show that hadn’t even released

In this case, the self-regulatory body ruled against the complainant and dismissed the appeal on the grounds that it is unreasonable to judge a long web series based on its trailer.  We missed this earlier: The Digital Media Content Regulatory Council (DMCRC) of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) heard and pronounced an order on the first appeal of a streaming service complaint after the notification of the Information Technology (Intermediary Liability and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, over July 6–7. The complaint was for a trailer for the then-upcoming Disney+ Hotstar series Grahan. The complaint being ruled on by the DMCRC alleged that the show disrespected Sikhs by making it look like one was engaged in the anti-Sikh Riots of 1984. MediaNama obtained a copy of the order. The DMCRC dismissed the appeal, giving the trailer a clean chit.…

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