Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2014-09-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Unauthorized recording of a movie
  •  (1) A person who, without the consent of the theatre manager, records in a movie theatre a performance of a cinematographic work within the meaning of section 2 of the Copyright Act or its soundtrack

    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years; or

    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Unauthorized recording for purpose of sale, etc.

    (2) A person who, without the consent of the theatre manager, records in a movie theatre a performance of a cinematographic work within the meaning of section 2 of the Copyright Act or its soundtrack for the purpose of the sale, rental or other commercial distribution of a copy of the cinematographic work

    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years; or

    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Forfeiture

    (3) In addition to any punishment that is imposed on a person who is convicted of an offence under this section, the court may order that anything that is used in the commission of the offence be forfeited to Her Majesty in right of the province in which the proceedings are taken. Anything that is forfeited may be disposed of as the Attorney General directs.

  • Marginal note:Forfeiture — limitation

    (4) No order may be made under subsection (3) in respect of anything that is the property of a person who is not a party to the offence.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 432;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 58;
  • 2007, c. 28, s. 1.

Arson and Other Fires

Marginal note:Arson — disregard for human life

 Every person who intentionally or recklessly causes damage by fire or explosion to property, whether or not that person owns the property, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life where

  • (a) the person knows that or is reckless with respect to whether the property is inhabited or occupied; or

  • (b) the fire or explosion causes bodily harm to another person.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 433;
  • 1990, c. 15, s. 1.
Marginal note:Arson — damage to property

 Every person who intentionally or recklessly causes damage by fire or explosion to property that is not wholly owned by that person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 434;
  • 1990, c. 15, s. 1.