New Delhi, Feb 10 (PTI): A comprehensive Bill to replace the age-old law relating to print media that will cover Internet edition of newspapers and include provisions on limits on foreign news content and investment was today approved by the Union Cabinet.
At the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Cabinet decided to amend the 1867 Press and Registration of Books Act to streamline the age-old processes pertaining to the print media policy.
Under the proposed Press and Registration of Books and Publications Bill 2010, persons convicted of terrorist and unlawful activities would not be allowed to bring out any publication. "There was no such provision in the earlier law," Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said.
The comprehensive legislation, to be brought soon, would address issues ranging from title verification, definitions of publications including Internet editions of newspapers.