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Netflix, Amazon Prime do not require licence from government: Centre to HC

IANS  |  New Delhi 

like Netflix, Prime Video and others are not required to obtain licences from the government to run their programmes, the told the on Friday.

"are not required to obtain any licences from the and the content on is not being regulated by this Ministry," the Centre told a bench of and Justice

The court was hearing an NGO, Justice for Rights Foundation, plea filed by who has sought laws or guidelines for regulating vulgar and sexually explicit content available on these platforms.

The petitioner told the court that a complaint with the police has already been filed but no action has been taken.

The court asked the petitioner to seek appropriate remedies on his complaint.

The court also dismissed the plea which has sought removal of vulgar and sexually explicit content from online platforms like Netflix, Prime Video and others.

The petitioner said online platforms offered vulgar, sexually explicit, pornographic, profane, virulent, religiously forbidden and morally unethical contents in order to attract more subscribers and generate profit.

The NGO alleged that most of the content available was in violation of the Indian Penal Code and the Act.



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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 13:58 IST