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Title: Myanmar laws and regulations related to Intellectual Property -
Description/subject: Myanmar legislation related to intellectual property
Language: English
Source/publisher: World International Property Organisation (WIPO)
Format/size: html/pdf
Date of entry/update: 02 January 2013


Individual Documents

Title: Media Law - Pyidaungsu Hlattaw Law No. 12/2014 (English)
Date of publication: 20 May 2014
Description/subject: Unofficial English translation from the President's Office
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hlattaw via President's Office,
Format/size: pdf (51K), html
Alternate URLs: http://www.president-office.gov.mm/en/?q=hluttaw/law/2014/03/20/id-3460
Date of entry/update: 30 May 2014


Title: Media Law - Pyidaungsu Hlattaw Law No. 12/2014 (သတင်းမီဒီယာဥပေဒ - ၂၀၁၄ ခုနှစ်၊ ပြ ည်ေထာင်စုလွှတ်ေတာ်ဥပေဒအမှတ် ၁၂ ။) (Burmese)
Date of publication: 14 March 2014
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (70K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2014


Title: Public Service Media Bill (Burmese)
Date of publication: June 2013
Description/subject: Public Service Media Bill - (2013, Union Parliament Bill) - 1375 Year, Month Day (2013 Year, Month Day) - Preamble "The Union Parliament enacts this law in order to promote political, economic and social interests of the people as well as to transform the State-owned media into independent Public Service Media..."
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Hluttaws
Format/size: pdf (114K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.article19.org/data/files/medialibrary/37123/Public-service-media-bill-MY.pdf
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2013


Title: Public Service Media Bill (English)
Date of publication: June 2013
Description/subject: Public Service Media Bill (2013, Union Parliament Bill) - 1375 Year, Month Day (2013 Year, Month Day) - Preamble: "The Union Parliament enacts this law in order to promote political, economic and social interests of the people as well as to transform the State-owned media into independent Public Service Media...".....See the Article 19 analysis of this bill in Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to opinion and expression (commentary)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Hluttaws via Article 19
Format/size: pdf (147K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.article19.org/resources.php/resource/37123/en/
http://elevenmyanmar.com/national/2560-public-service-media-bill-unofficial-translation
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2013


Title: Printing and Publishing Enterprise Law Bill (English)
Date of publication: March 2013
Description/subject: "The Union Parliament hereby enacts this Act in order to implement printing and publishing enterprises in acco rdance with law in the Republic of the Union of Myanma..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Union Parliament via Article 19 (unofficial English translation)
Format/size: pdf (83K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/Printing-and-Publishing-Enterprise-Law-Bill-en.pdf
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2013


Title: Printing and Publishing Enterprise Law Bill (Burmese) ပံုႏွိပ္ထုတ္ေ၀ျခင္းႏွင့္ ပံုႏွိပ္လုပ္ငန္း ဥပေဒမူၾကမ္း
Date of publication: 27 February 2013
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: "Kyemon" ("The Mirror")
Format/size: pdf (153K)
Date of entry/update: 28 March 2013


Title: Myanmar Press Law Bill - First Draft (English and Burmese) ျမန္မာပံုႏွိပ္စက္ ဥပေဒမူၾကမ္း
Date of publication: February 2013
Description/subject: This is the first draft of the legislation designed to replace the Printers and Publishers Registration Law of 1962... Does anyone know the date and location of the Burmese text ("Myanmar Alin"? Kyemon"?)
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Burmese Parliament via Article 19 (Unofficial English translation
Format/size: pdf (3.35MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 March 2013


Title: Directives of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Information - Press Scrutiny and Registration Division
Date of publication: 07 June 2011
Description/subject: This document contains 6 regulations (Directives 43-48) addressed to printers and publishers. It also contains an introduction and a list of publications. An unofficial English version is being prepared.
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Information - Press Scrutiny and Registration Division
Format/size: pdf (1MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 July 2011


Title: The Electronic Transactions Law - SPDC Law No. 5/2004 (English)
Date of publication: 30 April 2004
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) via The Burma Lawyers' Council
Format/size: pdf (91K), html (46K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/2004-SPDC_Law2004-05-Electronic_Transactions_Law-en.pdf
Date of entry/update: 02 May 2004


Title: The Law Amending the Computer Science Development Law - SPDC Law No. 3/98 (English)
Date of publication: 12 February 1998
Description/subject: The State Peace and Development Council... The Law Amending the Computer Science Development Law... (The State Peace and Development Council Law No. 3/98)... The 12th Waning Day of Tabodwe 1359 M.E. ( 12th February, 1998
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council
Format/size: pdf (52K)
Date of entry/update: 12 June 2013


Title: The Computer Science Development Law - SLORC Law No. 10/96 (English)
Date of publication: 20 September 1996
Description/subject: "The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 10/96 The 8th Waxing of Tawthalin, 1358 M.E. (20th September, 1996). The State Law and Order Restoration Council hereby enacts the following Law: - CHAPTER 1: Title and Definition. 1.This Law shall be called the Computer Science Development Law. 2.The following expression contained in this Law shall have the meanings given hereunder..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (52K; 77K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/1996-SLORC_Law1996-10-Computer_Science_Development_Law-en.pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: The Motion Picture Law - SLORC Law No.9/96 (English)
Date of publication: 20 August 1996
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council... The Motion Picture Law (The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No.9/96)... The 6th Waxing Day of Wagaung, 1358 M.E. (20th August, 1996)
Language: English
Source/publisher: The State Law and Order Restoration Council
Format/size: pdf (28K; 79K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs3/Motion_picture_law.html
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/1996-SLORC_Law1996-09-Motion%20Picture%20Law-en.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2005


Title: The Television and Video Law - SLORC Law No. 8/96 (English)
Date of publication: 29 July 1996
Description/subject: (The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 8/96)... The 14th Waxing Day of 2nd Waso, 1358 M.E. (29th July, 1996)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (30K; 81K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/1996-SLORC_Law1996-08-Television_and_Video_Law-en.pdf
Date of entry/update: 31 May 2005


Title: The Law Amending the Myanmar Wireless Telegraphy Act - SLORC Law No. 13/93 (English)
Date of publication: 22 October 1993
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - The Law Amending the Myanmar Wireless Telegraphy Act - (The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 13/93) - The 7th Waxing Day of Thadinkyut, 1355 M.E (22nd October, 1993)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (54K)
Date of entry/update: 13 June 2013


Title: The Law Amending the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Law - SLORC Law No. 16/89 - (English)
Date of publication: 18 June 1989
Description/subject: Law No 16/89 -- the Law Amending the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Law of the State Law and Order Restoration Council, dated 18 June 1989 the 15th day of the waxing moon of Nayon, 1351 Burmese era
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Working People's Daily"
Format/size: pdf (9.6K, 52K,); html (6K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs3/16-89-P&PRegActamdmt.htm
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/1989-SLORC_Law1989-16-The_Law_Amending_the_Printers_and_Publishers_Registration_Law-1962-en.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs6/Printers&Publishers_Act-amendment.pdf
Date of entry/update: 16 July 2005


Title: 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Law (Burmese)
Date of publication: 1962
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Revolutionary Council via BLC
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Law (English)
Date of publication: 1962
Description/subject: 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Law (Law No. 1 amended by the Revolutionary Council of the Union of Myanmar, 1971)... Unofficial translation.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Revolutionary Council
Format/size: pdf (61K); html (92K); Word (73K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs3/Printers_and_Publishers_Registation_Act.doc
http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs3/Printers_and_Publishers_Registation_Act.htm
Date of entry/update: 16 July 2005


Title: The Control of Imports and Exports (Temporary) Act [Burma Act LVI, 1947]
Date of publication: 30 September 1947
Description/subject: Though not originally intended to curb freedom of opinion and expression this law, along with the Electronics Act, the Immigration Act and the Unlawful Associations Act, has been used against video journalists.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. III
Format/size: pdf (70K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2011


Title: The Burma Immigration (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1947
Date of publication: 13 June 1947
Description/subject: [This is the official text of the Act, Burma Act XXXI of 1947]... Though not originally intended to curb freedom of opinion and expression this law, along with the Electronics Act, the Import/Export Act and the Unlawful Associations Act, has been used against video journalists
Language: English
Source/publisher: Govt. of Burma ("The Burma Code" Vol. I)
Format/size: pdf (69K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Burma Wireless Telegraphy Act
Date of publication: 01 January 1934
Description/subject: [India Act XVII, 1933.] (1st January, 1934.)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma (Burma Code Vol. VII)
Format/size: pdf (69K)
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2012


Title: THE PRESS (EMERGENCY POWERS) ACT [INDIA ACT XXIII, 1931] (9th October, 1931)
Date of publication: 09 October 1931
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Code" Vol. II, Government of the Union of Burma, via Burma Lawyers' Council
Format/size: html, pdf (123K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/Press-Emergency_Powers-Act.pdf
Date of entry/update: 11 October 2011


Title: Burma Copyright Act of 1914
Date of publication: 24 February 1914
Description/subject: Also known as the Myanmar Copyright Act of 1914...amendments are footnoted citing the Adaptation of Laws Order which is in "Burma Code Vol. 1 at http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs6/Adaptation_of_Laws_Order.pdf
Language: English
Source/publisher: Govt. of the Union of Burma: "The Burma Code" Vol. X
Format/size: pdf (524K)
Date of entry/update: 11 March 2009