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Law No. 68-99 concerning the Legal Deposit (promulgated by Dahir No. 1-03-201 of 16 Ramadan 1424 (11 November 2003))

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Year of current version:2003
Date of entry into force of original text:December 22, 2003
Date of Text (Enacted):November 11, 2003
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other
Notes:
This law defines the legal deposit as a mandatory procedure to any person or entity, public or private person producing documents for the public (Art. 1). It states that the legal deposit aims to, inter alia, the collection, preservation, development and dissemination of documents and in order to make them available to the public, according to the law (Art. 2). It also states that the legal deposit is imposed for printed, graphic, photographic, sound, audiovisual and multimedia documents, as well as databases, the software and firmware (Art. 3). Furthermore, the law provides for penalties and fines in case of contravention (Art. 9).
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Arabic

االقانون رقم 68-99 بشأن الإيداع القانوني (الصادر بموجب الظهير الشريف رقم 1-03-201 المؤرخ 16 رمضان 1424 (11 نوفمبر 2003)) االقانون رقم 68-99 بشأن الإيداع القانوني (الصادر بموجب الظهير الشريف رقم 1-03-201 المؤرخ 16 رمضان 1424 (11 نوفمبر 2003)), Complete document (pdf) [64 KB]

French

Loi n° 68-99 relative au dépôt légal (promulguée par le Dahir n° 1-03-201 du 16 Ramadan 1424 (11 novembre 2003)) Loi n° 68-99 relative au dépôt légal (promulguée par le Dahir n° 1-03-201 du 16 Ramadan 1424 (11 novembre 2003)), Complete document (pdf) [133 KB]

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