The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has put a clock on 44 of Thailand’s most popular YouTubers, giving them until the 27th of July to register their channels or have their videos blocked in Thailand.
The users singled out were told of the registration requirement by NBTC Vice-Chairman Col Natee Sukonrat at a meeting designed to outline NBTC’s guidelines on content.
The move is designed to encourage useful and creative information for the people of Thailand.
The NBTC is also in talks with other media providers like Facebook, Netflix and YouTube over regulating their content and advertisements.
This is part of the crackdown on Over The Top (OTT) services.
A deadline was given as the 22nd of July for the companies to register or face potential legal action.
The NBTC has also asked digital television stations to also register.
With online content becoming increasingly accessible perhaps it is time for someone to monitor what people are distributing.
Source : Thaivisa
Content : LovePattayaThailand