Pirates of the Theatre: Proposed Anti-Camcording Law

The Federal Government is planning to introduce an anti-camcording law which would target bootleggers who record first-run movies in the theatre.  This appears to be a proposed amendment to the Criminal Code and perhaps also the Copyright Act, although details have not yet been released.

CTV News speculates that “If the bill passes next fall, cheap and readily available copies of popular current releases will presumably be less frequent in Canada and on the worldwide market. ”  This claim is extremely doubtful but the government is facing pressure to at least appear to be combatting piracy and this proposed legislation eases that pressure.

 

Calgary – 12:25 MST

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  1. Richard Stobbe August 16th, 2007 12:13 pm

    See this update: http://www.ipblog.ca/?p=115

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