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Law regulating the Telecommunications (Law of 11 July 1999)

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Mauritania

Year of current version:1999
Date of Text (Enacted):July 11, 1999
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body
Notes:
This law establishes the legal framework for telecommunications in Mauritania. It provides a detailed institutional framework, including the creation of the telecommunications regulatory authority. It includes licensing, competition policy, quality service, interconnection, scarce resources management, universal access, tariffs regulation, and offences and penalties.

In particular refer to the following provisions on the protection of rights related to copyright (broadcasting rights):
-Chapter 1 "General Provisions", "Telecommunications: Any transmission, emission or reception of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data or intelligence of any nature by wire, optical, radio or other electromagnetic systems." (p. 2)
-Chapter 3 "Principles of competition" (p. 7)
-Chapter 4 "Plan of networks and telecommunications services" (pp. 8-9):
Section 1 "General Principles"
Section 2 "License System"
Section 3 "Plan approval or licensing"
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