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San Marino/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.7 Mass media

Telecommunication services are regulated by Law n. 57 of 1988, assigning the State the exclusive right to install and manage, on its entire territory, public telecommunications equipment and services under a monopolistic regime. Concessions can be granted to private enterprises or companies, following a Decision of the Congress of State, through temporary and provisional licences. See also chapter 4.2.8 and chapter 4.2.6.

The following legislation has been categorised according to (a) its scope of application; (b) the role and functions of bodies operating within that scope; (c) their financial requirements.

(a)   Law n. 57 of 28 March 1988 - Discipline of Telecommunication Services.

Decree n. 49 of 27 April 1990 - Ratification of the exchange of letters between Italy and the Republic of San Marino on the reacquisition by the Republic of San Marino of the Right to Install a Radio and Television Station, signed in Rome on 23 October 1987.

Decree n. 50 of 27 April 1990 - Ratification of the cooperation agreement in Radio and Television matters between the Republic of San Marino and the Italian Republic, signed in Rome on 23 October 1987.

Decree n. 28 of 23 June 1967 - Ratification and Implementation of the Universal Copyright Convention and related Protocols.

Law n. 8 of 25 January 1991 - Copyright Protection (amendments 1997, 1998).

Law n. 79 of 25 May 2005 - Single Text on Industrial Property (amended July 2005).

Law n. 115 of 20 July 2005 - Law on Electronic Documents and Digital Signatures.

Decree n. 156 of 8 November 2005 – Technical Rules on the Drafting, Transmission, Preservation, Duplication, Reproduction and Validation, even Temporal, of Electronic Documents.

(b)   Decree of 20 May 1912 - Accession to the International Radiotelegraphic Convention.

Decree n. 11 of 5 April 1977 - Accession to and Ratification of the International Telecommunication Convention.

Law n. 41 of 27 April 1989 - Establishment of San Marino Radio Broadcasting Company (the last paragraph of Articles 13 and 14 and paragraph 2 and 3 of Article 15 were repealed by Law no. 211/2014).

Decree n. 123 of 18 December 1989 - Ratification of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television.

Law of 28 May 1881 - Law on Press Crimes (paragraphs 2 and 3 of Article 3 were repealed by Law no. 211/2014.

Regency Decree n. 13 of 13 May 1921 - Press Censorship.

Law n. 99 of 25 July 1991 - Establishment of the Council of Cultural Associations.

Law n. 38 of 28 April 1982 - Provisions on Services for Political, Cultural and Recreational Activities (Articles 8 and 9 were repealed).

Chapter published: 07-10-2015

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