New Delhi: In a big relief to online streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Prime, and its users, the Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking ban on both platforms.
The petition against Netflix and Amazon Prime sought regulations on the content released by both the websites, claiming that they promote inappropriate, sexually explicit, religiously forbidden and legally restricted programmes.
The court was hearing an NGO, Justice for Rights Foundation’s plea filed by advocate Harpreet S. Hora. The petitioner told the court that a complaint with the police has already been filed but no action has been taken.
“Online platforms are not required to obtain any licences from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the content on online platforms is not being regulated by this Ministry,” the Centre told a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao.
In addition, the court also dismissed the plea which had sought to remove vulgar and sexually explicit programmes from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and others.