Post Tagged with: "Movie Camcording"

CMPDA Claims Camcording All But Disappears in Canada

As a Montreal man pleads not guilty on charges involving camcording in a movie theatre, the Globe ran a story this week in which the CMPDA claims that "only five movies have been illegal recorded in Canada" since the first camcording arrest last October.

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February 15, 2008 3 comments News

Movie Piracy Stats Dissected has produced a detailed look at movie piracy, pointing the range of sources for unauthorized copies of major films.  While camcord versions are part of the story, the leaks clearly come from many other sources including screener copies and DVD leaks.

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February 6, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

RCMP Demonstrates That Movie Piracy Law Unnecessary

Throughout the debate over Bill C-59, Canada's fast-tracked anti-camcording law, I consistently argued that there was no need for additional legislation since the Copyright Act was already well-equipped to deal with problem (documents obtained under the Access to Information Act reveal that that was the view of Department of Justice […]

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December 5, 2007 7 comments News

Globe Then Says Fear the Pirates

This morning the Globe and Mail has published a story on its front page on the first arrest under the new anti-camcording provision.  The same arrest (arrest, not conviction) that was reported and blogged about two weeks ago. Update: Appropriation Art files a complaint over similar coverage at CTV, while […]

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November 28, 2007 2 comments News

What the Spring Legislation Might Mean, Part Two

The Washington Post features a story on a 19th year old who filmed a 20 second clip of Transformers in a theatre to show her brother.  She now faces up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

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August 2, 2007 3 comments News