Caught with a Camcorder in a Theater, face up to Five Years in Prison

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Caught with a Camcorder in a Theater, face up to Five Years in Prison - 11/16/03 10:10 PM

Two US Senators have proposed a bill that says if you are caught in possession of a Camcorder in a US cinema, you could face up to five years in jail. Under the proposed bill, even if you innocently happen to carry one in the cinema.

Should you be charged with a second offence then you face up to 10 years in prison even if you have no intent to publish your footage. A similar law is in place in a few US states, but this bill would make it a Federal offence.

What this means is that it will be more severely punished than say a person carrying a firearm into the same cinema.

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