The past few years have seen the emergence of the Media & the Entertainment industry as the fastest growing sector and its performance in the Indian economy. Media Law is used in reference to telecommunications, the print media, the internet and computer technology. The Entertainment industry comprises various fields such as art, music, sports, motion pictures, dance, theatre and many more. The sector constantly continues to grow and evolve. The development of the existing laws has led to the corporatization of the sector.
The content on cinema halls, television and the internet are regulated by legislations such as the Cinematograph Act, 1952, The Cable Television Network Regulation Act, 1995 read with the Cable Television Network Rules, 1994, The Information Technology Act, 2000, Information Technology Rules, 2011.
There is no particular provision relating to Media & Entertainment laws in particular.
The contents of such creations can be protected under the statutory provisions of the Copyright Act, 1957 and Trademarks Act 1999. And the punishments of the related offences are dealt with under the Indian Penal Code, 1860.