CREATIVE FREEDOM AND CENSORSHIP: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR OTT CONTENTS IN THE UK, INDIA, AND CHINA

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Siddharth Kanojia
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1479-5292

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The emergence of over-the-top (OTT) services has lately revolutionized the way people consume media content. These services have emerged as a significant disruptor in the media industry in recent years. With the advent of OTT platforms, various concerns have arisen over the censorship and regulation of content on these platforms. Accordingly, this paper has examined the current trends in censorship and regulation of OTT content through the perusal of various legal and regulatory frameworks in the United Kingdom, India, and China. It has probed into cases of censorship and examined various aspects of civil and political liberties. The analysis has revealed a persuasive connection between the degree of freedom of expression and creative freedom dispensed in each region. Lastly, the paper has provided recommendations for policymakers and other stakeholders on balancing the need for freedom of expression and access to information with responsible content management and regulation.

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Kanojia, Siddharth. 2023. “CREATIVE FREEDOM AND CENSORSHIP: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR OTT CONTENTS IN THE UK, INDIA, AND CHINA”. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs 9 (3):265-80. https://doi.org/10.47305/JLIA2393246k.
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Siddharth Kanojia, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India

Dr. Siddharth Kanojia is presently associated with O.P. Jindal Global University as Assistant Professor of Law. He has previously worked as an assistant professor at Bennett University, Symbiosis Law School, and Symbiosis International University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies degree in Finance from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. He then completed his LL.B. degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He holds an LL.M in International Business and Commercial Law from the University of Manchester, UK, and a PhD in Corporate Law and Governance from Unisa, Italy. He has also qualified for UGC’s NET and JRF in Management and Law. He has worked as a Legal Consultant at Jersey Island-based Intellectual Property Management Company and Manchester-based Start-up Company as a Legal Advisor.