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Motion Picture Law

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Year of current version:1996
Date of Text (Issued):August 20, 1996
Type of Text:IP Laws: issued by the Executive
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Traditional Cultural Expressions
Notes:This Law aims to promote the emergence of outstanding film artists and film actors and actresses, to modernize and upgrade the standard of Myanmar Motion Picture Business, to facilitate cultural benefit to Myanmar people and to contribute to the preservation of Myanmar cultural heritage.

Furthermore, the Law prohibits decadent motion picture films which will undermine Myanmar culture and Myanmar traditions and customs.
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WIPO Lex No.:MM003

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