Only a law required for regulating OTT platforms instead of mere guidelines – Supreme Court

Amazon Prime’s India Commercial Head Aparna Purohit granted interim bail

Can it be concluded that on demand of some devout Hindu organisations, the Government formed few guidelines and presented it as a conclusive solution ?  Why did the Government not come up with apt laws ? The public feels that the Government should immediately frame appropriate laws.

New Delhi – The Supreme Court of India has expressed dissatisfaction with the new guidelines for OTT platforms as they do not provide any scope for action against digital platforms. The apex court said that the new guidelines issued by the Government on regulating OTT platforms like Netflix & Amazon Prime Video have “no teeth” as there is no provision of prosecution. The SC says that a law needs to be legislated to put in place a mechanism to control OTT platforms instead of mere guidelines.

In connection to the matter related to the allegations against Amazon Prime’s web series ‘Tandav’ the Apex Court granted anticipatory bail to Amazon Prime Video’s India Commercial Head Aparna Purohit. The Court asked Purohit to extend her cooperation to the Police for the investigation in the case.