Analysis of Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code, 2021

  • Noorita Karnik
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  • Noorita Karnik

    Fellow at Daksha Fellowship, India

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This research paper attempts to analyse the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The author delves into the various legalities of these rules and how they affect the different verticals. The paper divides the analysis according to different verticals that will be affected by the Rules, namely, i) social media intermediaries like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, ii) OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and lastly iii) news and current affairs content providers like The Wire, LiveLaw. The author also looks into the intermediary rules of different countries, thereby providing a global perspective.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 1155 - 1168


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