Mumbai: The union I & B minister, Prakash Javadekar said that the government is changing the Cinematograph Act, in order to curb piracy.
“We earlier tried to protect the rights of artists by changing Copyright Act, now we are changing the Cinematograph Act so that piracy can be curbed”, he said while participating in a special interaction between the film industry of India and Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) members.
Javadekar unveiled the new logo and certificate design of CBFC on this occasion, here on Saturday. Ekta Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Sanjay Khan, Satish Kaushik, Madhur Bhandarkar, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Boney Kapoor, Ramesh Sippy, Anupama Chopra, Subhash Ghai, Sudhir Mishra, Atul Kasbekar, Vidya Balan, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Prahlad Kakkar, Kiran Shantaram and Kunal Kohli were among the film fraternity present, apart from I & B secretary Amit Khare and CBFC chairman Prasoon Joshi.
He also invited suggestions and recommendations from audience and other stakeholders regarding certification of online content.
Addressing the film industry and CBFC board members, the Chief Guest and I&B Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar said that the introduction of QR code in the new certificate design is in sync with the changed digital world. He said it will bring in greater transparency and provide richer information to filmmakers. He congratulated CBFC for the effectiveness with which it has been discharging its functions.
Speaking about the upcoming golden jubilee edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) , the minister said: “ The theme of IFFI this year will be Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.
” As our Prime Minister said, film is industry too; we are trying to have Film Business Summit, which will look into the business aspect of films”, said the minister while adding, ” Film Bazaar is planned to be organized in Mumbai, which will look into business promotion, technology diffusion and export promotion”.