Advertising & Media Law

Overview of Advertising & Media Law

In this age and pace of Mass Media, there is a need to regulate both the media and advertisement through law. In India, like other countries, there is a steep increase in media platforms and hence, the issue relating to those media platforms as well. These issues can include Right to privacy, Net Neutrality, Fake Advertisements, etc. In India, at earlier stage media used to be in total control of government but with advent of the Globalisation; there has been a humongous change.

There are various laws guiding the print media and few of them are: The Newspaper (Prices and Pages) Act, 1956, Defence of India Act, 1962, Press Council Act, 1978 Civil Defence Act, 1968, etc. These laws basically give power to the government to censor if it is prejudicial to defence and civil defence, prescribe changes and size/pages of newspapers. The government has been using these statues, sometimes to misuse their power, seeking political benefits out of it.

Earlier Broadcast media used to be total control of government but Apex court in the case of the Secretary, Ministry of I&B v. CAB removed the monopoly of the government from broadcast media. The Broadcasting Code, adopted by the Fourth Asian Broadcasting Conference in 1962 listed certain principles that need to be followed by Electronic Media which is very important to the broadcasting laws.

India is largest film producing nation all over the world with feature films ranging from different languages. For the purpose of Film industry there is The Cinematographic Act, 1962 which creates whole censorship process for films and their cortication from the censor Board. In K.A. Abbas case, Apex court decision on the statue led to framing different categories.

Advertisement is symbiosis of art and facts which needs to be ethical and not mislead the audience. Hence, inspired by advertising Authorities of different countries in world; India has also formed Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) to protect the customers and audience.

To address disputes arising in advertisement and media, individuals and business houses need support of well-established and experienced lawyers. We, at B&B Associates are a proud team of best advocates in Chandigarh dealing in Advertising and Media related disputes. We are an association of top lawyers and consultants in matters governing advertising and media. Having solved many cases in the past and continuing to do so, our best lawyers and practitioners have a rich and varied experience and knowledge of laws related to advertising and media. There is distinct solution for each case depending upon the unique aspects of that particular case. Our team of top lawyers is dedicated to find such distinct solutions and to work on each and every case meticulously and passionately to achieve what the client desires.

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