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Puneeth Swamy
in Civil Law Contracts Law Media Law
Asked October 01, 2017

Licenses required to stream movies online

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What are the licenses required for me to start an online movie streaming website and are there any pre-requisites.

Answer 1

Movies are subject to copyright under the Copyright Act, 1957.[1] Under this Act, the copyright for movies is with the producer of such movies.[2] This means that you need the producer’s permission to stream the movies on the internet.[3] Thus, you must sign licensing agreements with the movie producers allowing you to stream the movies on your website before you can start streaming them online.


[1]                      Section 13(1)(b), Copyright Act, 1957 read with Section 2(f), Copyright Act, 1957

[2]                      Section 2(d)(v), Copyright Act, 1957

[3]                      Section 14(a), Copyright Act, 1957

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