News By/Courtesy: Madhavi Shrivastava | 09 Feb 2019 15:00pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A petition was filed by an advocate on behalf of the Non Government Organisation namely “Justice for Rights”, seeking guidelines for regulating vulgar and sexually content available online.
  • The contention of the petitioner was that the online platforms offer vulgar, sexually explicit, pornographic, religiously forbidden and morally unethical contents in order to attract more subscribers.
  • The NGO also alleged that most of the contents available was in violation of Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act.

A petition was filed by an advocate on behalf of the Non Government Organisation namely “Justice for Rights”, seeking guidelines for regulating vulgar and sexually
content available on the online platforms such as Netflix , Amazon prime video etc The petitioner told the court that a complaint with the police has already been filed but no action has been taken. The contention of the petitioner was that the online platforms offer vulgar, sexually explicit, pornographic, religiously forbidden and morally unethical contents in order to attract more subscribers and generate profit. The NGO also alleged that most of the contents available was in violation of Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act. The Delhi high Court on 14 th November sort the centre’s response on the plea. In 2019 the reports said that the online platform such as Amazon prime, Netflix etc signed a code in order to prevent themselves from government censorship. They agreed to place filters to help users to choose content that is appropriate for themselves and their families. Delhi high Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking a ban on online streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon prime until regulations are framed. A bench comprising of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao dismissed the
plea on the ground that there was no public interest involved in banning these platforms.

Section Editor: Priyanshu Gupta | 09 Feb 2019 15:03pm IST


Tags : #India#Entertainment#Online Content

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