Offenses Against Property

ORS 164.882
Unlawful operation of an audiovisual device


A person commits the crime of unlawful operation of an audiovisual device if the person knowingly operates the audiovisual recording function of any device in a motion picture theater, while a motion picture is being exhibited, without the written consent of the motion picture theater owner.


Unlawful operation of an audiovisual device is a Class B misdemeanor.


The provisions of subsection (1) of this section do not apply to any activity undertaken in the course of bona fide law enforcement activity or necessary to the proper functioning of the criminal justice system. [2005 c.459 §1]
Note: 164.882 (Unlawful operation of an audiovisual device) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 164 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
Chapter 164

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


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