OTT guidelines | Streaming apps weigh IAMAI as self-regulatory body
India's OTT platforms, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and ZEE5 are still trying to wrap their heads around India's new OTT guidelines and how their business and operations would be impacted.
'OTT norms will lead to a rise in litigation'
“Most of the OTT (over-the-top) services should not have any problems with self-classification ...
IAMAI wants a say in framing of OTT streaming guidelines in India
Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has expressed disappointme...
India needs Facebook, Twitter anti-fake tools
Trump and allies flooded social media on Wednesday with false claims of victory and unsupported allegations of voter fraud, testing Twitter’s and Facebook’s new rules on handling election-related misinformation.
Google can't force app developers selling e-services to use Play billing system: Startups
Google said apps that choose to sell digital content through its Play Store have to use Google Play billing system and pay a percentage of the in-app purchase as a fee. This would mean that any app that offers in-app purchase of digital goods like unlocking additional features or buying tokens to power up a game character or paying for songs, will be required to use Google Play's billing system.
IAMAI calls founders meet to discuss Google's decision to make its billing system compulsory for in-app purchases
Google has made it compulsory for developers to use Google Play Billing system as the only method of payment for in-app purchases. The policy is applicable for purchase of digital goods and not physical goods.
Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and 13 others adopt self-regulation code: IAMAI
Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), in a statement, said the Code has been adopted by 15 leading Online Curated Content Providers (OCCPs) in India. The present set of signatories include Zee5, Viacom 18, Disney Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, MX Player, Jio Cinema, Eros Now, Alt Balaji, Arre, HoiChoi, Hungama, Shemaroo, Discovery Plus and Flickstree, it added.
Inside Facebook’s early days of lobbying in India, led by Ankhi Das
A Wall Street Journal report published on August 14 claimed that Das, Facebook's public policy director in India, had opposed application of the platform’s hate speech rules to posts by BJP leaders.
5G internet to provide big opportunities to expand financial coverage: IDFC First Bank head
Availability of high-speed internet in rural areas will present huge opportunities and help improve the penetration of financial services in the country, IDFC First Bank Managing Director and CEO V Vaidyanathan said on Wednesday.
India has over 500 mn active Internet users, 14% of 5-11 yrs: IAMAI
According to IAMAI's 'Digital in India' report, India had 504 million active Internet users, who logged onto the web at least once in the last one month, at the end of November 2019. In rural India, the number of accessing Internet daily had grown by 30 million from March 2019, it added.
Restrictions on online sale of drugs to hurt e-pharmacies, says IAMAI
According to IAMAI, this could adversely impact the delivery of medicines by making it difficult for them to deliver medicines, even though by definition medicines fall under "essential services," as allowed by the government under lockdown.
TikTok to focus on self regulation to ensure people 'post responsibly'
There is a four-step moderation process to review posts so as to maintain the platform's credibility, its country head Nikhil Gandhi said. Speaking at an IAMAI event in Mumbai, Gandhi said the Chinese company, which has 200 million users, has "democratised" the art and culture scene in India.
Tech companies flag licensing, non-personal data terms
Their apprehensions include sharing of non-personal data with the government, exceptions that the government has given itself, verification of social media users, certification requirements from the Data Protection Authority, and missing timelines for implementation of the bill.
Industry body IAMAI wants further clarity in Personal Data Protection Bill
Participants said that while the draft bill addressed matters of ‘consent’ and ‘explicit consent’ for different categories of data, it lacked clarity on what would qualify as consent and explicit consent. The differentiation was required by them to frame necessary compliance measures, they said.
Draft e-commerce policy 'inimical' to USD 1 trillion digital economy goal: IAMAI
IAMAI expressed difference in opinion with the draft policy's understanding of 'data is the new oil'.