Karnataka High Court held online content can’t be regulated under Cinematograph act, 1952

Karnataka High Court held that films ,serials and other content transmitted, broadcasted or exhibited through internet platform like Google, Youtube and online streaming platform like Hotstar, Amazon, Netflix etc could not be regulated under The Cinematograph Act, 1952.

The bench said that based on the concept of Internet , the serials, films etc exhibited through it amount to transfer of files based on request by user.

Considering the intent of PIL the bench observed that Union Goverment can find a solution to it considering larger public interest.

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