'No teeth': SC wants stricter OTT rules
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India, March 6 -- A day after it sought "screening" of content on over the top (OTT) platforms, commenting that some even air pornography, the Supreme Court on Friday said that the central government's recently notified redressal and regulatory mechanism for such companies "do not have teeth" and asked them to consider a legislation that could also provide for "prosecution".
The court, while hearing a pre-arrest bail plea by Amazon Prime's content chief Aparna Purohit (which it eventually granted) in connection with the ongoing investigation in Uttar Pradesh against the web series Tandav, used the words "screening", "regulation" and "legislation" with reference to the content, leading to fears that it could mean not just the certificatio...
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