Karnataka HC issues notice in petition calling for Netflix, Amazon to be brought under Cinematograph Act

Aditya AK March 2 2019

The Karnataka High Court this week issued notice in a petition seeking regulation of content on online streaming services including Netflix, Hotstar, and Amazon Prime Video.

The petition filed by Padmanabh Shankar states that there is a lack of legislative framework regulating the broadcast of films, serials etc on the internet through these sites. The multimedia content broadcast through these sites often depict vulgarity, it is stated.

Reference is made to the Cinematograph Act, 1952 and the Cable Television Networks . . .

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