The Printing and Publishing Enterprise Law

The Printing and Publishing Enterprise Law
(The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No.13, 2014)
The 14th Waxing of Tabaung, 1375 M.E.
(14 March, 2014)
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw hereby enacts this Law.

Chapter I
Title and Definition
1. This Law shall be called the Printing and Publishing Enterprise Law.
2. The following expressions contained in this Law shall have the meanings given hereunder:
(a) Printing Press means the machine operated for printing, printing machinery using either electronic technology or laser, machine accessories
and sets of printing machineries using other means for the public communication;
(b) Publishing House means the building or place where printing press or machines, machineries, equipment, parts of machinery concerned it,
the works to be printed documents and a large amount of pictures are located;
(c) Publication means the manuscript, printed matter and publication created in an electronic way and any technology as well as the visible
material in form or in picture or in appearance or in other way whether or not they are similar material to them or the material apparent in the
words or the ideas and newspaper, bulletin, journal, magazine and books;
(d) Printer means the owner of printing-press or publishing house. This expression also includes the shareholder, chairman, managing director,
secretary or person - in - charge who administered concerning the partnership, company, family business or association;
(e) Publisher means the person who publishes any publication that obtaining the economic benefit or not. This expression also includes the
shareholder, chairman, managing director, secretary or person - in - charge who administered concerning the partnership, company, family
business or association;
(f) News Agency means the enterprise, corporation, company or organization which gather informations from local and foreign and distribute
them to the media by any means with fee or without charging a fee;
(g) Website means the web page posted on the internet in order to obtain the information related to any matters;
(h) Obscene Word means the following deed that is shameless, fearless of sinning, and unacceptable by the Myanmar society:
(i) describing the sexual behavior directly or indirectly;
(ii) illustrations, writings, photos and painting which transgressed to excite sexual and immorality;
(iii) stating the rude and abusive words and pictures;
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