Child Pornography Reporting Act
ACTS OF 2008
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An Act to Make Mandatory
the Reporting of Child Pornography
1 This Act may be cited as the Child Pornography Reporting Act.
2008, c. 35, s. 1.
3 Every person who reasonably believes that a representation or material is child pornography shall promptly report to a reporting entity any information, whether or not it is confidential or privileged, that the person has respecting the representation or material.
2008, c. 35, s. 3.
4 Nothing in this Act requires or authorizes a person to seek out child pornography.
2008, c. 35, s. 4.
5 (1) No action lies against any person for reporting information pursuant to Section 3 unless the reporting of that information is done falsely and maliciously.
(2) Except as permitted in the course of judicial proceedings or otherwise by law, or with the written consent of the informant, no person shall disclose the identity of an informant to any person.
(3) No person shall dismiss, suspend, demote, discipline, harass, interfere with or otherwise disadvantage an informant.
2008, c. 35, s. 5.
6 Where, after reviewing a report made to it pursuant to Section 3, a reporting entity that is not a law enforcement agency reasonably believes that the representation or material is child pornography, the reporting entity shall report the matter to a law enforcement agency and take any further action as may be set out in the regulations.
2008, c. 35, s. 6.
7 (1) Every person who contravenes Section 3 is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than two thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or to both.
(2) No prosecution for a contravention of Section 3 may be commenced more than two years after the contravention occurred.
2008, c. 35, s. 7.
8 Every person who falsely and maliciously reports to a reporting entity that a representation or material is child pornography is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than two thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or to both.
2008, c. 35, s. 8.
11 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
2008, c. 35, s. 11.
Proclaimed - April 13, 2010
In force - April 13, 2010
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