CASBAA Tells Law Commission: India Would be Well Advised to Avoid Heavy-Handed Regulation

Several months ago, the Law Commission of India launched a consultation on media law which is concluding now. Among other things, thee LCI is considering issues of media ownership and competition – which have by no means been settled by recent TRAI recommendations on the subject. CASBAA has urged a light touch, with close reliance on general competition law. CASBAA also addressed the question of how best to regulate media content, urging continued reliance on India’s self-regulatory bodies, warning that “Overly rigid content regulation, as seen in some other countries, will induce a massive shift in consumer demand for unregulated content viewed via the internet.”

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