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Tandav is a Case Study for OTT censorship under the IT Rules, 2021 #LetUsChill

Documents accessed through RTI paint a grim picture for creativity and diversity of content for online streaming platforms in India.

Coming to streaming services near you: Self-censorship!

In light of the recently notified Intermediary Rules, we have made an explainer on the IAMAI's toolkit for the self-regulation code for OCC providers. Here, we describe the grievance redressal structure, analyse some of the concerns at hand, and explain how the toolkit will enmesh with the Rules.

#LetUsChill: Confusion and Opacity over OTT guidelines

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting may be considering regulating online content on Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms. We wrote a letter to the Ministry, in which we detailed potential harms, asked for clarity, and requested a thorough implementation of the pre-legislative consultation policy.

IFF intervenes in Madras HC PIL seeking censorship on online streaming platforms #LetUsChill

In the impleadment application, we have cautioned against judicial intervention at this stage because OTT regulation is a complex and technical issue best addressed through legislative and policy making processes involving extensive stakeholder consultation.

Thank you TRAI for recommending against internet licensing! #SaveTheInternet

In a victory for internet users the telecom regulator pushed back against some awful proposals by telecom companies to force online service providers for licensing, revenue sharing or breaking their encryption. We have written to the DOT to accept them.

Online video streaming and TV are not the same. So why is the IAMAI trying to make it so?

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) launched a self-regulation code for online video streaming platforms. We have written to IAMAI asking them to roll it back since it is a precursor to self-censorship.