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Madras High Court takes prima facie view: Says coercive application of IT Rules against Intermediaries violates Article 19(1)(a) Certain petitions including a Public Interest Litigation were filed before the Madras High Court by acclaimed Carnatic musician TM Krishna, Digital news Publishers Association as well as journalist Mukund Padmanabhan. The Hon’ble High...
IT Rules 2021: Supreme Court Lists Centre's Transfer Petitions, Connected Cases After 6 Weeks The Supreme Court has listed after 6 weeks a group of petitions related to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021). The cases include the petitions filed by the...
Allahabad High Court refuses to stay the release of the film ‘Chehre’. The Allahabad High Court refused to stay the release of the Amitabh Bachchan starrer film 'Chehre' in an appeal filed by Writer Uday Prakash alleging copyright infringement. Justice JJ Munir refused to grant any interim relief against the...
Cult.fit’s ‘Jaa Simran Jaa’ advertisement taken down from Youtube after it was flagged for copyright infringement by Yash Raj Films Cult.fit’s latest advertisement which reenacted the train scene from the Shahrukh Khan and Kajol starrer Dilwale Dulhania le Jayenge has been taken down from Youtube. This was done because it...
Centre mulls single law to supervise all media The Union Government is contemplating laws for all conventional and digital media firms in order to guarantee a degree taking part in discipline. The thought is to have an umbrella law that may cover print and digital media, digital media, cinema, over-the-top...
Bombay High Court stays enforcement of ‘Code of Ethics’ prescribed by IT Rules A division bench of the Bombay High Court, comprising of Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice GS Kulkarni, on August 14, 2021 stayed Rules 9(1) and 9(3) of the recently enacted Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and...
Supreme Court Upholds Dream11 Online Fantasy Sports Format As ‘Game Of Skill’ On hearing a petition questioning the nature of business of fantasy cricket operators Dream11, the SC has once again reaffirmed the judgements passed by the Punjab & Haryana High Court and the Bombay High Court, and has upheld the...
INDIAN BROADCASTING FOUNDATION (IBF) MOVES TO SUPREME COURT AGAINST BOMBAY HIGH COURT RULING ON TRAI TARIFF ORDER The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging a Bombay High Court order in relation to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Tariff Order Amendments. The Petition...
MIB PREPARING CHARTER FOR FUNCTIONING OF SRBS FORMED BY OTT, DIGITAL PLATFORMS (READ HERE) As per the recent report, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) will come up with a charter that will lay the ground for the working of self-regulating bodies (SRBs) for OTT platforms and digital news...
CBFC BLURS “MUMBAI SAGA” SCENE DEPICTING RSS IN BAD LIGHT The (CBFC) has blurred a scene depicting Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in a derogatory manner in the film “Mumbai Saga”. The film, produced by Sangita Ahir, wife of Shiv Sena leader Sachin Ahir, was streamed on Amazon Prime Video. The CBFC...

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