Government introduces bill in Rajya Sabha to amend Cinematograph Act: Jail term, fine for film piracy
The Bill seeks to amend provisions of Cinematograph Act, 1952, in order to tackle film piracy by including penal provisions for unauthorised camcording and duplication of films.
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The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to the Cinematograph Act for imposing strict penalties to combat the menace of film piracy
The I&B Ministry proposes to make film piracy offences punishable with imprisonment of three years and fines of up to Rs 10 lakh or both.
Rajyavardhan Rathore says no consensus reached on recommendations for CBFC functioning by Shyam Benegal committee
Government said the recommendations of the Shyam Benegal-headed panel on the functioning of CBFC require amendment in the Cinematograph Act and consensus on them could not be reached after two rounds of consultative meetings on the issue in 2017
Shashi Tharoor has introduced the bill in the Lok Sabha to strengthen the notion of artistic freedom and do away with feudal provisions hampering it.
The Benegal panel was constituted after repeated controversies after the appointment of Pahlaj Nihlani as the CBFC chief.
The Allahabad High Court bench on Monday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against Shorgul, a film based on 2014 Muzaffarnagar communal riots
The Bombay High Court today directed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to file an affidavit stating if it had followed the guidelines framed under the Cinematograph Act before issuing 'U/A' certification to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram-Leela.
An empowered committee headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal, former chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana high court, has suggested that the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal(FCAT) be strengthened to act as a grievance redress mechanism
"We have been defending ourselves in Chennai against what the attorney said in court defending the state government. I am delighted by Manish Tewari's announcement," Samson said.