Issue nos 11-12/Augmst2008
OFFICIAL GAZETTE
(Cong Bao nos 511-512/September 12,2008)

THE GOVERNMENT

DECREE No. 97/2008/ND-CP OF AUGUST
28, 2008, ON THE MANAGEMENT,
PROVISION AND USE OF INTERNET
SERVICES
AND
ELECTRONIC
INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on
Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the June 29, 2006 Law on
Information Technology;

management, provision and use of Internet
services and electronic information on the Internet
in Vietnam.
Article 2.- Subjects of application
1. This Decree applies to organizations and
individuals involved in the management,
provision and use of Internet services and
electronic information on the Internet in Vietnam.
2. In case Internet-related treaties to which
Vietnam has signed or acceded contain provisions
different from those of this Decree, thepro visions
of these treaties prevail.
Article 3.- Interpretation of terms ^
In this Decree, the terms and phrases below
are construed as follows:

Pursuant to the December 28,1989 Press Law
1. Internet is a global information system using
and the June 12, 1999 Law Amending and
Internet protocols (IP) and Internet resources to
Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Press
provide various services and applications to users.
Law;
2. Internet resources include systems of
Pursuant to the December 14, 2004 domain names, Internet addresses and
Publication Law;
autonomous system numbers used for the Internet
which are applied globally.
Pursuant to the May 25, 2002 Post and
3. Internet equipment system is a combination
Telecommunications Ordinance;
of electronic and telecommunications equipment,
At the proposal of the Minister ofInformation information technologies and other auxiliary
and Communication,
devices, including both hardware and software,
established by an organization or individual
DECREES:
operating in the Internet domain at a place with a
specified address and space which such
Chapter I
organization or individual has the full right to
lawfully use for the provision and use of Internet
GENERAL PROVISIONS
services.
Article 1.- Scope of regulation
4. Internet equipment network is a combination
This Decree provides in detail for the

of Internet equipment systems of an Internet

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