The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) have instituted a program to reward theater employees who identify patrons illegally camcording a movie.  Employees may be eligible for a reward of up to $500.00 for identifying a person operating a video camera or other recording device to copy a movie in a theater, for immediately notifying the police, for stopping the camcording, and for filing a police report of the incident. Whenever a theater employee witnesses a person operating a video camera or other recording device to copy a movie, the employee should immediately follow the procedures called for in the company’s written anti-camcording policy.  If your company does not have a written policy, please refer to the MPAA’s ‘Best Practices’ manual (link to manual in Members Only)

As of 2 February 2015, 824 theater employees in the United States have been awarded $368,025 through this program.


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