Video Recordings Act, 1989

Forfeiture of video recordings.

28.—(1) If a person is convicted of an offence under this Act (other than an offence under section 21 or 22 of this Act) or an offence referred to in section 16 (2) of this Act committed after the commencement of this section, the court may order a video recording that is shown to the satisfaction of the court to relate to the offence to be forfeited and either destroyed or otherwise disposed of in such manner as the court may determine.

(2) A court shall not order a video recording to be forfeited under this section if a person claiming to be the owner of it or otherwise interested in it applies to be heard by the court, unless an opportunity has been given to him to show cause why the order should not be made.

(3) An order under this section shall not take effect until the ordinary time for instituting an appeal against the conviction or order concerned has expired or, where such an appeal is instituted, until it or any further appeal is finally decided or abandoned or the ordinary time for instituting any further appeal has expired.

(4) References in this section to a video recording include references to any spool, case or other thing on or in which the recording is kept.