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Electronic Commerce Act (Republic Act No. 8792)

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Year of current version:2000
Date of Text (Enacted):June 14, 2000
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Domain Names, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks
Notes:
The notification by Philippines to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Law recognizes use of electronic commercial and non-commercial transactions and electronic signature; prescribes penalties for piracy of protected materials through the use of telecommunication networks and for hacking of computer programs; and prescribes grounds for liability of service providers.'
For specific provisions relating to trademarks and copyright, see Part II, Chapter I, Section 5(d); Part V, Section 33.

Date of entry into force: See section 42 for further details.

The text of the Electronic Commerce Act (Republic Act No. 8792) has been reproduced with the express permission of the Lawphil Project © 2002. All rights reserved.
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:PH022

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