Malta/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.8 Other areas of culture specific legislation

General National Legislation in relation to Culture:

General Relevant Legislation

  • Constitution of Malta, Chapter 1 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Criminal Code, Chapter 9 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Code of Police Laws, Chapter 10 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Income Tax Act, Chapter 123 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Press Act, Chapter 248 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Social Security Act, Chapter 318 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Business Promotion Act, Chapter 325 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Small Enterprises (Threshold Levels) Regulations, L.N.325.03;
  • Business Promotion Regulations, L.N. 325.06;
  • State Aid Monitoring Regulations, L.N. 325.07;
  • Value Added Tax Act, Chapter 406 of the Laws of Malta; and
  • Malta Enterprise Act, Chapter 463 of the Laws of Malta.

The Arts

  • Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, Chapter 444 of the Laws of Malta;
  • S.L. 444.01 Cinema and Stage Age-Classification Regulations
  • S.L. 444.02  Creativity Trust Order
  • S.L. 444.03 Age-Classification of Cinematography Films (Fees) Regulations;
  • Cinema Projectionists (Licence) Regulations, L.N. 10.41;
  • Intellectual Property Rights (cross-border measures) Act, Chapter 414 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (Regulation) Act, Chapter 488 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Copyright Act, Chapter 415 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Artists' Resale Right Regulations, L.N. 415.03;
  • Trademarks Act, Chapter 416 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Patents and Designs Act, Chapter 417 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Malta Crafts Council Act, Chapter 421 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Registration of Craftsmen Entrepreneurs (Malta Crafts Council) Regulations, L.N. 421.01; and
  • Maltese Language Act, Chapter 470 of the Laws of Malta.

Libraries and Archives

  • National Archives Act, Chapter 477 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Public Libraries Ordinance, Chapter 92 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Malta Libraries Act., CAP 551.

Cultural Heritage

  • Culture Heritage Act, Chapter 445 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Protection of Antiquities Regulations, L.N. 445.01;
  • National Museums, Sites and Collections (Admission Fees)Regulations, L.N. 445.05;
  • Donations (National Heritage) Rules, L.N. 123.96;
  • National Museums and Monuments (Comprehensive Admission Tickets) Act, Chapter 298 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Public Curators Act, Chapter 299 of the Laws of Malta; and
  • Periti Act, Chapter 390 of the Laws of Malta.

Audiovisual and New Media

  • Broadcasting Act, Chapter 35 0 of the Laws of Malta;
  • Electronic Communications (Regulation) Act, Chapter 399 of the Laws of Malta; and
  • Malta Film Commission Act, Chapter 478 of the Laws of Malta.

Chapter published: 12-08-2015


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