The Union Cabinet has approved the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s proposed amendments to the Cinematograph Act, reports NDTV. The report cited an official statement as saying that these amendments will increase industry revenues, create jobs, safeguard India’s National IP policy, and prevent piracy and infringing content online. The film industry lauded this move stating that it would have IP and monetary benefits. An anti-camcording provision (Section 6A) was also added to the amendment: “Notwithstanding any law for the time being in force, no person shall without the written authorization of the author be permitted to use any audiovisual recording device to knowingly make or transmit or attempt to make or transmit or abet the making or transmission of a copy of a film or a part thereof.” Called the Cinematograph Amendment Bill, 2019, the bill has the following updates…
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