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The Profits of Criminal Notoriety Act
The Profits of Criminal Notoriety Act prevents persons who are charged with or convicted of a designated crime from financially profiting from the crime by selling their memoirs or by selling memorabilia, such as autographs, personal objects, or items related to a crime.
"Designated crimes" include :
The Act does not prevent anyone from publishing or recounting their crime, but it prevents them from making money from their story. It also forbids a person's "agent" (usually relatives or official representatives) from profiting.
The money seized under the Act will be used to compensate Saskatchewan victims of specific crimes or their families, and to support victims of crime in general.
The Act does not apply where a crime is recounted for law enforcement purposes or in support of crime prevention or victims services programs. Instead, it applies only to a contract for the recounting of a crime if the crime was:
A person who has been charged or convicted must provide a copy of the contract, and any money paid or payable under the contract, to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General. Failure to do this is an offence under the Act. The Minister may file a certificate with the Court of Queen's Bench setting out the amount owing. In addition, the Minister may apply to the Court for an order directing a person to comply with the Act. Either or both of these judgments could then be enforced as judgments of the Court and filed in other provinces if the person or the money is out of Saskatchewan. Failure to comply with a Court order is enforceable through contempt of court proceedings.