Balancing Freedom of Expression & Regulation on OTT Platform

  • Garima Kapoor
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  • Garima Kapoor

    Research Scholar at Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow, India

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It’s interesting to notice that an increasing number of people are using OTT platforms to express themselves or look for content that aligns with their opinions due to their popularity and ease of use. Though the right to freedom of expression is one that our nation’s residents are incredibly grateful for, it is important to remember that this right cannot be violated in the name of “creativity” or “ingenuity.” Increasing depictions of drug misuse, sex, nudity, violence, foul language, etc. The government to create regulations governing the digital business due to the content being aired on OTT platforms without any explicit laws in place. Even though the Information Technology Act and the Indian Penal Code contain provisions addressing sensitive content and obscenity, a significant portion of digital information remains uncontrolled, necessitating the creation of industry-specific regulations. The government has responded in accordance with the OTT legislation that have been implemented in several nations. Additionally, focus has been placed on the OTT platforms’ self-regulation, which includes self-classification according to age and content, parental controls, ratings display, and a self-regulatory body for the resolution of complaints, among other things.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 4352 - 4364


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