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PARLIAMENT BILLS

THE CINEMATOGRAPH (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2019


KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BILL
  • The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in Rajya Sabha by the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, on February 12, 2019. 
  • The Bill amends the Cinematograph Act, 1954 which provides for certification of films for exhibition.  
  • Further, the Act provides for penalties for various offences such as :
    • Exhibition of a film that has not been certified for public exhibition, or
    • Tampering with a film after it has been certified.   

 Unauthorised recording

  • The Bill prohibits a person from using a recording device to make a copy or transmit a film, without written authorisation from the producer of the film. 
  • Persons who make copies of a film without authorisation, will be punished with imprisonment of up to three years, or fine up to Rs 10 lakh, or both.         

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