2012 New York Consolidated Laws
PEN - Penal
Part 3 - SPECIFIC OFFENSES
Title P - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC SAFETY
Article 275 - (275.00 - 275.45) OFFENSES RELATING TO UNAUTHORIZED RECORDING
275.32 - Unlawful operation of a recording device in a motion picture or live theater in the third degree.


NY Penal L § 275.32 (2012) What's This?
 
  § 275.32 Unlawful operation of a recording device in a motion picture or
             live theater in the third degree.
    1. A person is guilty of unlawful operation of a recording device in a
  motion  picture  or  live  theater  in  the  third  degree  when without
  authority or written permission from the operator of  a  motion  picture
  theater  or live theater, the person operates a recording device in such
  theater.
    2. As used in this section (a) "recording device" means a photographic
  or video camera, or any audiovisual recording  function  of  any  device
  used for recording the sound or picture of a motion picture;
    (b)  "operator"  means the owner or lessee of a motion picture theater
  or live theater or the authorized agent or employee  of  such  owner  or
  lessee;
    (c)   "motion  picture  theater"  means  a  theater,  screening  room,
  auditorium or other venue that  is  being  utilized  primarily  for  the
  exhibition of a motion picture at the time of the offense; and
    (d)  "live  theater"  means  a concert hall, recital hall, theater, or
  auditorium in which a presentation is rendered, consisting in  whole  or
  in  part  of a musical, dramatic, dance, or other stage rendition by one
  or more professional performers who appear in person  in  the  immediate
  presence  of  their  audiences, and admission to which is limited by its
  operator to persons holding  an  admission  ticket  or  who  have  other
  authority or written permission to enter. Live theater shall not mean or
  include  a  musical,  dramatic,  dance, or other stage rendition that is
  performed by students enrolled in a school or college or as a part of  a
  children's camp or similar program.
    Unlawful  operation  of a recording device in a motion picture or live
  theater in the third degree is a violation.

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