What OTT Regulations Can Mean For Us

The Centre has implied that they are considering implementing laws for the OTT platforms in our country. They insist on restricting the content we get access to and wish for it to be regulated. This is in context of the few shows (for instance Tandav) which have triggered conflicts of varying levels and the numerous cases which have been filed against the same. However, the people are confused. Censorship is far worse than regulation; they insist that censorship not only limits us but also triggers behaviours like piracy. These new rules can limit the creativity of content makers and also offend minority communities depending on what they classify as sensitive content. This also negatively impacts India’s standing in the world of digital content. So what do you think? Should the Union go ahead with such strict censorship or should they just practice regulations?