Union Cabinet approves amendment to Cinematograph Act to tackle film piracy
The Bill requires the insertion of a new Section 6AA in the Cinematograph Act
Another section requires the introduction of penal provisions for violating provisions of section 6AA
The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to introduce the Cinematograph Amendment Bill, 2019 and amend the Cinematograph Act, 1952. The Bill aims to tackle film piracy by instituting penal provisions for unauthorized camcording and duplication of films by making it a legal offence and punishing the offender with a three-year jail term and a fine of Rs. 10 lakh. The Cinematograph Act, 1952 deals with provisions for the certification of cinematograph films for exhibition and for regulating exhibitions by means of cinematographs.