Telecommunication Media Laws
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What is the reason for the Evolution of Telecommunications and Media Laws in India?
The huge and rapid demand for telecommunication in India has lead to an evolution of Telecommunications and Media laws in India. Life these days seems to be impossible without the presence of various communication mediums such as Internet platforms, press, telephones, mobile phone networks etc.
Whereas the term Media is used in a much broader sense that covers up tele-communication, advertising and broadcasting as a result of which it becomes very easy to transmit piece of information among the common masses.
Which is the principal body that governs Telecommunication Laws in India?
The principal body that governs Telecommunication Laws in India is the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).This Authority has been set up in 1997 by the Act of the Parliament for regulation of telecom services in order to ensure that there exists a fair and a transparent system which will help in promoting fair competition in the telecom sector. It also aims at promoting socio-economic development of citizens of India by regulation of Telecom services.
The various legislations which govern the Telecommunication and Media laws in India are as follows:-
- The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885
- The Information Technology Act, 2000
- The Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933
- Telecom Regulatory Authority Act, 1997
- The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995
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