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THE BURMA WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY ACT.
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XVII, 1933.]
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(1st January, 1934.)
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2. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or
context,—
(1) “ wireless communication ” means the making, transmitting or
receiving of telegraphic, telephonic or other communications by
means of electricity or magnetism without the use of wires or other
continuous electrical conductors between the transmitting and the
receiving apparatus ;
(2) “ wireless telegraphy apparatus ” means any apparatus, appliance,
instrument or material used or capable of use in wireless communi­
cation, and includes any article determined by rule made under
section 10 to be wireless telegraphy apparatus, but does not include
any such apparatus, appliance, instrument or material commonly
used for other electrical purposes, unless it has been specially
designed or adapted for wireless communication or forms part of
some apparatus, appliance, instrument or material specially so
designed or adapted, nor any article determined by rule made’under
section 10 not to he wireless telegraphy apparatus ; and
(3) “ prescribed ” means prescribed by rules made under section 10.

Definitions,

. 3. Save as provided by section 4, no person shall possess wireless telegraphy prohibition
apparatus except under and in accordance with a licence issued under this Act. of P°ss?s*ion

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of wireless
telegraphy
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licence.
Power of

4 The President of the Union may by rules made under this Act exempt
any person or any class of persons from the provisions of this Act either f resident,
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to exempt
generally or subject to prescribed conditions, or m respect of specified wireless persons from
telegraphy apparatus.
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5. The telegraph authority constituted under the Burma Telegraph Act
shall be the authority competent to issue licences to possess wireless telegraphy
apparatus under this Act. and may issue licences in such manner, on such condi­
tions and subject to such payments as may be prescribed.

Licences,

6. (/) Whoever possesses any wireless telegraphy apparatus in contraven- offence and
tion of the provisions of section 3 shall be punished, in the case of the first Penaltyoffence, with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, and, in the case
of a second or subsequent offence# with fine which may extend to two
hundred and fifty rupees.

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