Canada's New Anti-Camcording Legislation Finds First Victim

After being caught trying to record the movie 'Dan in Real Life' last month, a man from Québec now faces up to two years in jail, if convicted, thanks to Canada's new anti-camcording legislation. Should his actions be considered part of a commercial operation, the term jumps to five years and could include forfeiture of assets. The 23-year-old was also in possession of equipment to directly upload the movie to the internet and was likely to have been apprehended by police and theatre staff wearing night vision goggles.

Back in June, Canada adopted legislation which would see greater punishments for people caught camcording movies in theatres, reportedly thanks to pressure from the MPAA in the United States. The amendment to Bill C-59 stated in part that any person caught recording a movie in a theater without permission would be guilty of an indictable offense - and liable to be imprisoned for up to two years.

News source: TorrentFreak

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