Over-the-Top Regulation in India: A Dire Need of the Hour

  • Akanksha Sahoo and Aishani Pattanaik
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  • Akanksha Sahoo

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, India

  • Aishani Pattanaik

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, India

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With the advent of internet and digitization in today’s modern era, Over-the-top (OTT) audio and video service platforms have become a paramount part of our lives. Through this research article the researcher encapsulates the dire need of OTT regulation in India and the lack of OTT regulation in India has created a havoc in the media industry and if left unchecked shall be detrimental to the public morale and diversity in our country. Furthermore, for the purpose of this paper the author has taken the laws of Singapore as the yardstick of comparison with the Indian laws. Through this research article, the researchers will foreground the adverse and multifaceted pertaining to the unregulated functioning of this digital phenomenon followed by a perusal of the Singaporean Law pertaining to the OTT Platforms which is ipso facto a befitting prototype and yardstick for the nascent media laws pertaining to the OTT Platforms per se. At the cessation of the article the author posts a successful juxtapose of the Singaporean Law with regards to the Indian scenario conclusively elucidates verbose recommendations on the way forward to tailoring a resilient OTT Regulation Mechanism.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 1109 - 1120

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112902

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