Liechtenstein media law is essentially based on the Liechtenstein Radio Act (LRA) LGBl. 2003 No. 229 and the Media Act LGBl. 2005 No. 250
The Liechtenstein Media Act follows an integral approach that responds to media convergence as a result of digitalisation. It consists of a General Part (Art. 1–54), which applies to all types of media, and a Special Part for terrestrial broadcasting and for television-like online media (Art. 55–81). This integral approach has proved successful.
The amendment of the Liechtenstein Media Act and the LRA to implement the EU Directive 2010/13/EU in 2013 was therefore limited to the provisions of the Directive “on audiovisual media services”.
By enacting the Electronic Communications Act (Communications Act, ComA), Liechtenstein adopted the overall reform of the European regulatory framework for electronic communications, known as the “2002 Telecoms Package”, which was completed in 2002. The most important innovation compared to the telecommunications legislation adopted in Liechtenstein in 1996 is that the licence regime has been abolished and all activities in the field of electronic communications may be provided without a licence. LGBl. 2006 No. 091
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