Online web platforms need to be regulated by statutory body in the interest of public morality and decency: NGO submits before SC
Justice For Rights Foundation, has submitted before Supreme Court that an effective control of content on OTT platforms cannot be done without legislation, and regulation of these platforms by statutory body is necessary in interest of public morality and decency. The submissions have been made in its rejoinder affidavit filed in response to the counter affidavit filed by Central government and Ministry of Communications, in matter regarding regulation of content on OTT platforms. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Tuesday a plea by NGO Justice For Rights Foundation filed seeking regulation of functioning online media streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar etc. by the government. A three-judge Bench of Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice MR Shah and Justice Sanjiv Khanna will hear a batch of pleas filed regarding regulation of content on OTT platforms like like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Hotstar etc.