Cinematograph Amendment Bill, 2019

Cinematograph Amendment Bill,2019

Question: Recently introduced Cinematograph Amendment Bill, 2019 has made provision of imprisonment up to ——– years for violation of the Act.
(a) 3 years
(b) 5 years
(c) 7 years
(d) 9 years
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • On 12th February 2019, Union Minister Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad informed that Union Cabinet approved the proposal of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I & B) for introducing the Cinematograph Amendment Bill, 2019 to amend to the Cinematograph Act, 1952.The Bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha.
  • According to Cinematograph Amendment Bill, 2019 the government has proposed to make Film Piracy Offences punishable with imprisonment up to 3 years or with a fine which may extend up to Rs.10 Lakhs, or with both.   
  • This Bill seeks to amend provisions of Cinematograph Act, 1952 in order to tackle film piracyby including penal provisions for unauthorized camcording and duplication of films.

Links:

http://164.100.47.4/BillsTexts/RSBillTexts/asintroduced/Cinemato-Rs%20intro-E.pdf

https://www.scconline.com/blog/post/2019/02/12/cinematograph-amendment-bill-2019-introduced-in-rajya-sabha/

https://m.dailyhunt.in/news/nepal/english/news+bharati-epaper-newsbhar/lights+camera+and+piracy+cut+cabinet+nods+to+cinematograph+amendment+bill+2019-newsid-108179766

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=187340

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