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Law No. 20-99 on the Organization of the Film Industry (promulgated by Dahir n° 1-01-36 of 21 kaada 1421)

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Year of current version:2001
Date of entry into force of original text:March 15, 2001
Date of Text (Enacted):March 15, 2001
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Notes:The notification by Morocco to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The purpose of this Law is to establish regulations governing the production, distribution and shooting of films and the use of cinemas and states that a visa from the administering authority (the Moroccan Cinematographic Centre) is required for any commercial exploitation of a film in the national territory. This Law strengthens national intellectual property law.'
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Loi n° 20-99 relative à l'organisation de l'industrie cinématographique (promulguée par Dahir n° 1-01-36 du 21 kaada 1421) Loi n° 20-99 relative à l'organisation de l'industrie cinématographique (promulguée par Dahir n° 1-01-36 du 21 kaada 1421), Complete document (pdf) [69 KB] Loi n° 20-99 relative à l'organisation de l'industrie cinématographique (promulguée par Dahir n° 1-01-36 du 21 kaada 1421), Complete document (htm) [43 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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