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Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2023 revamps certification of films

Indian film industry celebrates as Cinematograph Act 2023 introduces stricter penalties for film piracy, age-based certifications, and positive transformations ahead.

The Indian film fraternity has welcomed the amendments to the cinematograph act mandating a maximum jail term of three years and a fine of up to five per cent of the production cost of the film for those involved in film piracy and circulation of such content. The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2023, which was passed by the Rajya Sabha last week, was approved by the Lok Sabha on Monday.

The amendments have led to appreciation from several in the film fraternity including the Producers Guild of India (PGI), censor board chief Prasoon Joshi and producer Dinesh Vijan.

“We welcome the passing of the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2023 by both Houses of Parliament and are especially grateful for the provisions prescribing stricter penalties against piracy. @ianuragthakur @MIB_India,” PGI tweeted.

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