Canada makes camcording in theaters a crime

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Canada’s anti-camcording bill became law Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

On Friday, MPAA chief Dan Glickman applauded the bill’s passage.

“By adopting this legislation, the Canadian government has taken a significant step toward reducing the proliferation of camcords generated in Canadian cinemas,” Glickman said. “It demonstrates that the Canadian government understands that all it takes is one good camcord to trigger the mass production and distribution of illegal bootlegs in street markets around the world.

Before passage of the law, Canadian theaters could do little more than eject camcorders fron theaters as it was necessary to prove intent to distribute for personal gain to press criminal charges.