Online content creators, directors and producers have flagged issues around “petty” objections against their shows, multiplicity of forums for filing complaints, and criminal sanctions under Indian regulations as impacting their ease of doing business. They aired their grievances in a regulatory impact assessment study that was released on Tuesday.
Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the industry body of digital services firms, and think tank The Dialogue jointly released the second volume of their impact assessment study, focused on the part-III of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. As many as 103 stakeholders including digital platforms providing over-the-top (OTT) streaming services submitted their inputs for the report.
Though the experts and industry stakeholders