Macao, China

Law No. 5/2012 of April 10, 2012, on Amendments to the Regime of Copyright and Related Rights

Year of Version:2012
Date of Entry into Force:June 1, 2012
Date of Text (Issued):February 29, 2012
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body
The notification by Macao to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'To comply with the standards of international protection derived from the characteristics of information society, the amendments made by the Government of the Macao SAR to the Decree-Law No. 43/99/M - Copyright and Related Rights Code were adopted as Law No. 5/2012. The major amendments stated in Law No. 5/2012 are as follows:
a) Definition for copies of work has been extended to include works in digital format (Article 56.6);
b) Copyright holders, performers and producers have the right to reproduce, communicate to the public, distribute, and rent for commercial purposes, the works, phonograms, videograms or fixed performances (Paragraphs f), g), j) and m) of Article 56.3, paragraphs c), d), e) and f) of Article 178, and paragraphs a), b), c) and d) of Article 185);
c) Scope of legitimate use or reproduction of works has been stipulated and extended (Articles 61, 62, 63, 92, 123, 169 and 173);
d) Personal rights of performers have been stipulated (Article 180);
e) Temporary or permanent closure of electronic websites in public computer networks may be ordered by the court (Article 203.4);
f) Methods of calculating the lapse of rights for performers, producers and broadcasting organizations have been stipulated (Articles 182, 188 and 192);
g) Levels of criminal penalties have been adjusted and the conditions and extent to which an act constitutes an offence have been amended (Articles 209, 210, 211 and 212);
h) Provisions of work to the public through computer networks on commercial purposes are subject to criminal penalties (Article 213);
i) Criminal liabilities for the deactivation or removal of technical protection measures in works, phonograms, videograms, fixed performances or broadcastings, criminal liabilities for the instruments used in the deactivation or removal of such technical measures, as well as the circumstances for the exemptions of criminal liabilities have been stipulated (Articles 214-B, 214-C and 214- D); and
j) Criminal liabilities for the removal or alteration of rights management information in works, phonograms, videograms, fixed performances or broadcastings have been stipulated (Article 214-F).'
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2012年4月10日,第5/2012號法律,關於修改著作權及有關權利之制度 2012年4月10日,第5/2012號法律,關於修改著作權及有關權利之制度, Complete document (pdf) [398 KB]


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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MO033


Macao, China