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    1. 1. CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’,148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, CINEMATOGRAPH ACT Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 P.ILANANGAI IP CONSULTANT PATENT DEPARTMENT EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    2. 2. INTRODUCTION CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, • The 1909 Cinematograph Act was introduced in148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. response to concerns regarding the safety of the Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 buildings in which films were shown following a BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, number of incidents involving highly unstable 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. nitrate film stock setting fire to a number of Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE cinemas. BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. • The 1909 Cinematograph Act brought cinemas Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 under local authority control and required them to be licensed. • The Cinematograph Act became enforceable on 1st January 1910. EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    3. 3. THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT, 1952 CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’,148-150, Luz Church Road, • An act to make provision for the Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 certification of cinematograph films for BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, exhibition and for regulating exhibitions by 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 means of cinematographs. COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    4. 4. IMPORTANT PROVISIONS OF THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT, 1952 CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’,148-150, Luz Church Road, • Board of film censors [sec-3] Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 • The Central Government constitutes a Board BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, to be called the Board of Film Certification for 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 the purpose of sanctioning films for public COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, exhibition. • The board consists of a Chairman and twelve # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 to twenty five other members appointed by the Central Government. EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    5. 5. IMPORTANT PROVISIONS CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, • Examination of films [sec-4]148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. • Any person desiring to exhibit any film shall in the prescribed Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 manner make an application to the Board for a certificate in BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, respect thereof, and the Board may, after examining or having Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, the film examined in the prescribed manner- Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 • Sanction the film for unrestricted public exhibition, COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, • Sanction the film for public exhibition restricted to adults, or Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 • Sanction the film for public exhibition restricted to members of any profession or any class of persons, having regard to the nature, content and theme of the film; or; • Direct the applicant to carry out such modifications in the film as it thinks necessary before sanctioning the film for public EMAIL exhibition under any of the foregoing clauses; or info@altacit.com • Refuse to sanction the film for public exhibition. WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    6. 6. IMPORTANT PROVISIONS CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, • Certification of films [sec-5A]148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, • After examination of films, the Board grants certificate to the Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 person applying for. BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, • The film suitable for unrestricted public exhibition is granted Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, ”U” certificate Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 • The film suitable for unrestricted public exhibition with an COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, endorsement of the nature is granted ”UA” certificate. # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. • The film is not suitable for unrestricted public exhibition, but is Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 suitable for public exhibition restricted to adults or, as the case may be, is suitable for public exhibition restricted to members of any profession or any class of persons, it shall grant to the person applying for a certificate in respect of the film an "A" certificate or, as the case may be, a "S" certificate. EMAIL • contd… info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    7. 7. CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’,148-150, Luz Church Road, • A certificate granted or an order refusing to grant a Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 certificate in respect of any film shall be published in BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, the Gazette of India. • A certificate granted by the Board under this section Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 shall be valid throughout India for a period of ten COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, years. Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    8. 8. IMPORTANT PROVISIONS CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, • Appeals [sec-5C]148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, • Any person applying for a certificate in respect of a film who is Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 aggrieved by any order of the Board – BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, (a) Refusing to grant a certificate; or Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. (b) Granting only an "A" certificate; or Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 (c) Granting only a "S" certificate; or COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, (d) Granting only a "UA" certificate; or Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 (e) Directing the applicant to carry out any excisions or modifications, may, within thirty days from the date of such order, prefer an appeal to the Tribunal by a petition in writing and shall be accompanied by a brief statement of the reasons for the order EMAIL info@altacit.com appealed against where such statement has been furnished to the WEBSITE www.altacit.com appellant and by such fees, not exceeding rupees one thousand.
    9. 9. IMPORTANT PROVISIONS • Constitution of Appellate Tribunal [sec-5D] CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’,148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. • The Central Government shall, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute an Appellate Tribunal Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, for hearing appeals against any order of the Board 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 under Section 5C. COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, • The head office of the Tribunal shall be at New # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 Delhi or at such other place as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify. • Such Tribunal shall consist of a Chairman and not more than four other members appointed by the EMAIL info@altacit.com Central Government. WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    10. 10. IMPORTANT PROVISIONS CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, • Suspension and revocation of certificate [sec-5E]148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. • The Central Government may suspend a certificate granted for a period Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 as it thinks fit or may revoke such certificate if it is satisfied that BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, • i) The film in respect of which the certificate was granted, was being Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, exhibited in a form other than the one in which it was certified, or Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 • (ii) The film or any part thereof it being exhibited in contravention of COIMBATORE the provisions of this part rules made there under. BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, • The Central Government may require the applicant for certificate or any Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 other person to whom the rights in the film have passed, or both, to deliver up the certificate and all duplicate certificates, if any, granted in respect of the film to the Board or to any person or authority specified in the said notification. • During the period in which a certificate remains suspended, the film shall be deemed to be an uncertified film. EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    11. 11. IMPORTANT PROVISIONS CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, • Review of orders by Central Government [sec-5F]148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, • An applicant for a certificate or any other person to whom the rights Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 in the film have passed who is aggrieved by any order of the Central BANGALORE Government may, within sixty days of the date of publication of the Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, notification in the Official Gazette, make an application to the 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Central Government for review of the order. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 • Penalties [sec-7] COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, • If any person exhibits or permits to be exhibited in any place any # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. film other than a film which has been certified by the Board shall be Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both, and in the case of a continuing offence with a further fine which may extend to twenty thousand rupees for each day during which the offence continues. EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    12. 12. IMPORTANT PROVISIONS CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, • Power of seizure [sec-7A]148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, • Where a film in respect of which no certificate has been Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 granted under this Act is exhibited, or a film certified as BANGALORE suitable for public exhibition restricted to adults is exhibited to Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, any person who is not an adult or a film is exhibited in 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 contravention of any of the other provisions contained in this COIMBATORE Act any public officer may enter any place in which he has BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, reason to believe that the film has been or is being or is likely Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 to be exhibited, search it and seize the film. • Cinematograph exhibitions to be licensed [sec-10] • No person shall give an exhibition by means of a cinematograph elsewhere that in a place licensed under this Part or otherwise than in compliance with any conditions and EMAIL restrictions imposed by such licenses. The authority having info@altacit.com power to grant licenses shall be the district magistrate. WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    13. 13. IMPORTANT PROVISIONS CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, • Power of Central Government or local authority to148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, suspend exhibition of films in certain cases [sec-13] Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 • The Lieutenant- Governor or, as the case may be, the Chief BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Commissioner, in respect of whole or any part of a Union Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, territory, and the district magistrate in respect of the district Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 within his jurisdiction, any, if he is of opinion that any film COIMBATORE which is being publicly exhibited is likely to cause a breach BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, of the peace, by order, suspend the exhibition of the film by Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 an order for a period of two months and during such suspension the film shall be deemed to be an uncertified film in the State, part or district, as the case may be. EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    14. 14. PROPOSED BILL CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’, • Three broad features that are being proposed in the new bill148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Cinematograph Act 2010 of India are: an emphasis to Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 contemporize issues, incorporation of technological changes BANGALORE which have vastly changed since 1952 when the Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Cinematograph Act was enacted and much harsher penalties in Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 cases of copyright violations. COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com
    15. 15. CHENNAI3rd Floor, ‘Creative Enclave’,148-150, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Tel: +91 - 44 - 2498 4821 BANGALORE Suite 920, Level 9, Raheja Towers, 26-27, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001. Tel: +91 - 80 - 6546 2400 COIMBATORE BB1, Park Avenue, THANK YOU # 48, Race Course Road, Coimbatore - 641018. Tel: +91 - 422 – 6552921 EMAIL info@altacit.com WEBSITE www.altacit.com

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