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Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2019 introduced in RS
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Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2019 introduced in RS

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New Delhi, Feb 12: The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2019, aimed at tackling film piracy by including penal provisions for unauthorized camcording and duplication of films, was on Tuesday introduced in the Rajya Sabha.

The Bill was introduced in the upper House in the post lunch session by Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore amid noisy scenes by the opposition.

The Bill seeks to amend provisions of Cinematograph Act, 1952 in order to tackle film piracy by including penal provisions for unauthorized camcording and duplication of films.

The Bill seeks to insert a new section 6AA in the Act so as to provide that no person shall, without the written authorisation of the author, be permitted to use an audiovisual recording device in a place to knowingly make or transmit or attempt to make or transmit or abet the making or transmission of a copy of a film or part thereof.

The Bill also seeks to amend section 7 of the Act so as to punish the persons who contravenes the provision of the section 6AA for a term which ,may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to ten lakh rupees or with both. (UNI)