CANADA'S NEW ANTI-CAMCORDING LAW FOR PIRATED MOVIE COPIES

Legislation in Canada makes it a crime to record movies (“camcord”) in movie theatres without obtaining prior consent. The criminal penalties for this crime include potential prison terms and forfeiture of recording equipment.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Why did Canada amend its criminal law to include unauthorized recording of movies?
How does the new anti-camcording law deter unauthorized recording of movies?
What had been the status of the law before the changes to the Canadian Criminal Code?

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