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United Arab Emirates

Federal Law No. 7 of 2008 on the National Center for Documentation and Research

Year of current version:2008
Date of Text (Enacted):December 14, 2014
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Traditional Cultural Expressions, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
This Law promulgated by the president of the United Arab Emirates in December 14, 2008 provides for the establishment of a National Center for Documentation and Research, which is committed to monitor the gathering, conservation and archiving of documents according to international standards for documentation. It aims to make documents available to the public use and to disseminate cultural and historical knowledge and to promote research (Art. 3).
The law provides for imprisonment or payment of a fine or both of them in case of damage caused to documents or in case of their destruction (Chap. 8).
Available Texts: 
Arabic

القانون الاتحادي رقم ٧ لسنة ٢٠٠٨ بشأن المركز الوطني للوثائق والبحوث القانون الاتحادي رقم ٧ لسنة ٢٠٠٨ بشأن المركز الوطني للوثائق والبحوث, Complete document (pdf) [646 KB]

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