Emerging Trends in OTT Regulation: Navigating the Complex Landscape of Digital Content Distribution

  • Garima Kapoor
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  • Garima Kapoor

    Research Scholar at Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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The regulation of Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms is continuously evolving to keep pace with technological advancements, changing consumer behaviors, and emerging challenges. This paper explores future trends in OTT regulation, aiming to anticipate and analyze the regulatory landscape in the years to come. As OTT platforms continue to gain prominence in the media industry, governments around the world are faced with the task of ensuring a balance between innovation, consumer protection, and societal values. Future trends in OTT regulation are expected to focus on several key areas, including content moderation, data privacy, market competition, and the impact of emerging technologies. One significant trend is the increasing emphasis on content moderation and the regulation of harmful or illegal content on OTT platforms. Governments are likely to implement stricter measures to combat issues such as hate speech, misinformation, and piracy, while also promoting transparency and accountability among platform operators. Furthermore, market competition and antitrust concerns are expected to drive regulatory interventions to prevent monopolistic practices and promote a level playing field among OTT platforms and traditional media outlets. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and augmented reality are also likely to impact OTT regulation in the future. Regulators will need to adapt to the challenges posed by these technologies, including issues related to content moderation, data privacy, and the blurring lines between reality and virtual experiences.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 968 - 977

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.111926

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