of August 30, 1996 No. 274-I
About publishing activities
The relations in the field of publishing activities in the Republic of Uzbekistan are governed by this Law and other acts of the legislation.
The relations in the field of publishing activities in the Republic of Karakalpakstan are governed also by the legislation of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.
If international treaties of the Republic of Uzbekistan establish other rules, than those which contain in the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan on publishing activities then are applied rules of the international treaty.
Publishers are independent in the activities, including in determination of publishing orientation, subject, specialization, products circulation, the choice of authors, within the Constitution and the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The relations between the publisher and the customer are regulated on the basis of the agreement.
Censorship of the manuscripts and materials prepared for the edition is not allowed.
In publishing products the appeal to violent change of the constitutional system, disclosure of the state secrets, propaganda for war, violence and pornography, kindling of religious and national discord, infringement of honor and advantage of the person, klevetnichestvo is forbidden.
The monopoly, and also use of freedom of publishing activities for the purpose of, contradicting requirements of the legislation are not allowed in publishing activities.
Monitoring of observance by publishing houses (publishers) of the legislation on publishing activities, and also control of observance of licensed requirements and conditions by them are performed by authorized state body in accordance with the established procedure.
Legal entities and physical persons have the right to perform publishing activities after receipt of the license. Licensing of publishing activities is performed according to the procedure, established by the legislation.
For preparation for release and the edition of children's, educational, normativnospravochny, scientific and technical literature the preferential amount of the state tax for licensing can be established.
Legal entities and physical persons can be founders (cofounders) of publishing houses and printing companies.
The founder (cofounder) determines specialization of the publisher and approves its charter.
The publisher has the right:
be founder (cofounder) of publishing house, the printing companies, and also the companies distributing publishing products;
to independently create and approve thematic plans of release of publishing products;
sign agreements and render intermediary services in case of the conclusion of contracts with foreign legal entities and physical persons about use, the edition and the order of works of domestic authors abroad and foreign authors in the Republic of Uzbekistan;
take orders for preparation and release of publishing products to sell own products;
perform other activities according to the legislation.
Distribution of publishing products is performed by the founder, the publisher, the printer, the author under the agreement between them or on the basis of contracts with other legal entities and physical persons.
Distribution of publishing products is performed on contractual basis.
Publishing products are published only on permission of the publisher or person authorized by it.
Output data of publishing products are determined by the legislation.
Legal entities and physical persons have the right to issue, distribute the manuscripts and other materials at the expense of own means if they do not contradict the requirements established by the legislation.
The children's, educational, scientific and technical, normative and help, intended for export help and encyclopedic publishing products, and also products for blind people and disabled people, can be published on favorable terms and be provided with paper, other resources, including printing capacities.
Export out of limits of the Republic of Uzbekistan of publishing products, and equally import and distribution in the Republic of Uzbekistan of foreign publishing products are performed according to the legislation.
The publishing activities stop in case of cancellation or cancellation of the license in accordance with the established procedure, and also in other cases, stipulated by the legislation.
Persons guilty of violation of requirements of the legislation on publishing activities bear responsibility in accordance with the established procedure.
Republic of Uzbekistan I. Karimov
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