Cabinet clears bill to curb piracy, Rs 6003-cr National Quantum Mission

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to bring a legislation (Cinematography Act 2023) in the upcoming session of Parliament to curb piracy that hurts the film and entertainment industry.

Briefing the media after the Cabinet meeting, Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Anurag Thakur said the bill to curb piracy had been introduced in the Rajya Sabha in 2019.


“Thereafter, some suggestions came from the Standing Committee. Subsequently, we also had a comprehensive discussion on it with participation from the general public, stakeholders and the industry,” Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Anurag Thakur said after the Cabinet meeting.

The minister further said the best international practices have been incorporated into it (draft Cinematography Bill) so that the Indian film industry does not suffer losses from piracy.

“The bill will be discussed further when it is introduced in the coming session of the Parliament. It is going to be a revolutionary step in the direction of curbing piracy. Film industry is going to significantly benefit from it,” Thakur said.

The Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi also approved the National Quantum Mission with a budgetary provision of Rs 6,003 crore to accelerate quantum technology led economic growth.

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