EIFL review of Myanmar’s new copyright law (2019)

EIFL reviewed the copyright law of Myanmar against EIFL’s ‘Core Library Exceptions Checklist’

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Position paper & statement
AUTHOR:
EIFL
DATE:
March 2020
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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In May 2019, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar adopted a new copyright law (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 15, 2019. The 6th Waning of Kasone, 1381 M.E. 24th May, 2019).

The new law, that repeals the 1914 Copyright Act, introduces many important changes.

EIFL reviewed Myanmar’s new law against EIFL’s ‘Core Library Exceptions Checklist’ that sets out provisions that every copyright law should have to support modern library activities and services. The law scored a respectable 63% in EIFL’s scorecard ‘Rate my copyright law’, reflecting the fact that it supports the delivery of online education, and the provision of document delivery services by libraries, for example. 

The analysis is based on an unofficial translation of the new copyright law.