Company Formation

My Family Cinema is WAY cheaper than Netflix (and the rest), but is it legal? [Video]

Freebies are always welcome, but is My Family Cinema legal?

Pippa Hudson speaks to Professor Justine Limpitlaw to get expert and legal advice regarding the legitimacy of My Family Cinema.

According to its website, My Family Cinema is a more affordable streaming platform that describes its services as a “personal media player that collects, matches, and automatically updates the latest in the cinematographic industry”.

Watching TV television streaming DStv Showmax Netflix Amazon Prime Disney. Picture: pavelmuravev/

While My Family Cinema is legitimate, according to Professor Justine, what separates this streaming platform from other popular platforms, is that viewers have the ability to upload their own content, meaning that individuals are able to upload content from other platforms, like DStv for example, and this is where the line of credibility and legality becomes blurred.

The business model essentially is a sharp business practice promising to be a cheaper version of Netflix, but what you …

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Company Formation

Accovet Meet - MCA V3 _ Migration of Incorporation Forms & Changes & FAQ on Company Incorporation [Video]

High Level Changes in MCA V3 Portal and Incorporation forms.The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) is primarily concerned with the administration of the Companies Act 2013, the Companies Act 1956, the LLP Act, 2008 & other allied laws, rules & regulations formulated there under, primarily for regulating the functioning of the corporate sector under law.MCA periodically proposes pertinent modifications and advancements to ensure the smooth operation and administration of the organization. So far, many changes have taken place in the MCA portal for the functioning of various registrations and filings. The MCA was providing facility of setting up business in India, Company Registrations along with other numerous Company/LLP forms filings through V2 version of MCA. However, various amendments were made by the Ministry from time to time to bring out a convenient mode of access for its stakeholders.Earlier, Version 2 of the MCA portal was used to file various forms relating to companies and LLPs. However, LLP Services discontinued on the V2 Portal and relocated to the V3 Portal on 08th March 2022. Initially only the LLP e-filing services and Nine Forms related to company filings were upgraded and migrated to the MCA V3 portal, and all the other forms/ services relating to company registration, other company filings and miscellaneous services were continued to exist/be filed at the MCA V2 portal, however the MCA on 23rd January 2022 has launched another lot of 46 Forms related to company filings along with the Incorporation Forms.KEY ENHANCEMENTS IN V3 PORTALAll the forms updated in the V3 portal are purely web based forms ie; In the V2 Portal, the forms relating to company formation procedure and other filings are required to be filled and then uploaded in the Portal after affixing the DSC, while in V3, the forms are to be filled online. This updated version of V3 enables the users' convenience, including the ability to save a half-filled form and file it later.Further, there is a personalized "My Application" feature in the V3 Portal, which allows the User not only to view all the forms filed by them till date but also the status of the forms such as pending for Resubmission, DSC upload, Pay fees, under Processing, etc., as against the V2 Portal where My Workspace is being provided, which consists of a list of notices and circulars from MCA issued from time to time.Auto Pre-filling of common fields across forms, ensuring data consistency and effort reduction.Form fields optimization by removal of duplicate/redundant fields.Minimization of attachments by introducing fields/declaration in the form of digital attachments.Addition of field level validations, thereby minimizing errors at the time of filing.Maximum size of Individual attachments increased to 2MB and Overall size increased to 10MB.USER REGISTRATION & LOGIN-HIGHLIGHTS1: Simplified Username & Registration Process* PAN Number Validation * Register using Email id or CIN/LLPIN/FCRN as username2: Streamlined Authorization/ Suspension Process* Right to authorize Manager/Secretary/Officer in default/Authorized Representative to access . * FO service (on behalf of the company/LLP).3: Refined User types, Roles and Groups* Stakeholders under different roles have an option to get them registered under appropriate roles.4: Email ID & Mobile OTP Validation* A One-time OTP validation during registration is mandatory for registration as either Registered/ Business User.5: Easy User ID and password recovery * Two-step easy user ID & Password recovery through PAN & Hint question Validation.6: Additional Security Checks* An OTP validation is mandatorily required for each login in case of login from a different device * Session expiry after 5 minutes of inactivity REGISTERED USER & BUSINESS USERRegistered users comprise of any Individuals.Business Users can be any of the following:Company/LLPDirector/ Designated PartnerManager/ Secretary/ Authorized RepresentativeOfficer in DefaultProfessional Staff MemberProfessionalCan a Registered User upgrade to a Business User?Yes, a Registered User can upgrade itself to a Business User; one must not create new login credentials as a Business user. To upgrade the account, the following needs to be done. Registered users can also upgrade in V2 to Business User in V3 by following steps: First, Sign in to the Portal.Visit the User Profile Page, Click on Update.Next, click on Add Role and Select Business User Role and then select the appropriate options.