3 Years & A Fine Up To 5% Of A Film’s Production, Rajya Sabha Passed Piracy Amendment Bill —
The Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur, addressed the Rajya Sabha today, discussing the anti-piracy bill in the presence of the Monsoon Session of Parliament in New Delhi. The bill aims to amend the Cinematograph Act of 1952, which empowers the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to demand cuts in films.
As per the bill, individuals caught using any audio-visual recording device in a licensed film exhibition venue with the intent of making or transmitting unauthorized copies could face imprisonment for up to three years and a fine of up to 5% of the production cost of the film. This is an excellent decision that will undoubtedly foster the growth of our industry, as piracy has been adversely impacting ticket sales for over a decade.
Piracy Amendment Bill: A big relief to all the producers, filmmakers and actors out there, as Rajya Sabha passes an order against piracy. A cinematography Amendment Bill has been passed by the Rajyasabha today to curb piracy practises.
The Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur, spoke in the Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament in New Delhi today. The anti-piracy bill seeks to amend the Cinematograph Act, 1952, which authorises the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to require cuts in films.
According to the bill, a person who uses any audio-visual recording device in a place licenced to exhibit films with the intention of making or transmitting them could face a jail term of up to three years and a fine of up to 5% of a film’s production cost. Now, that’s a very good decision. It will definitely help our industry grow, as ticket sales have been damaged by Piracy for more than a decade now.