Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Morocco and the United Sates (MUSFTA)

Document type
International Agreement
Country
This FTA contains provisions and side letters on intermediary liability, safe harbours and notice and taken down. Article 15.11.28 of the MUSFTA provides that:
For the purpose of providing enforcement procedures that permit effective action against any act of infringement of copyright covered under this Chapter, including expeditious remedies to prevent infringements and criminal and civil remedies, each Party shall provide, consistent with the framework set forth in this Article:
(a) legal incentives for service providers to cooperate with copyright owners in deterring the unauthorized storage and transmission of copyrighted materials; and 
(b) limitations in its law regarding the scope of remedies available against service providers for copyright infringements that they do not control, initiate or direct, and that take place through systems or networks controlled or operated by them or on their behalf, as set forth in this subparagraph (b). 
  • (i) These limitations shall preclude monetary relief and provide reasonable restrictions on court-ordered relief to compel or restrain certain actions for the following functions and shall be confined to those functions: (A) transmitting, routing, or providing connections for material without modification of its content, or the intermediate and transient storage of such material in the course thereof; (B) caching carried out through an automatic process; (C) storage at the direction of a user of material residing on a system or network controlled or operated by or for the service provider; and (D) referring or linking users to an online location by using information location tools, including hyperlinks and directories.  
    • (i) These limitations shall preclude monetary relief and provide reasonable restrictions on court-ordered relief to compel or restrain certain actions for the following functions and shall be confined to those functions: (A) transmitting, routing, or providing connections for material without modification of its content, or the intermediate and transient storage of such material in the course thereof; (B) caching carried out through an automatic process; (C) storage at the direction of a user of material residing on a system or network controlled or operated by or for the service provider; and (D) referring or linking users to an online location by using information location tools, including hyperlinks and directories.  
    • (ii) These limitations shall apply only where the service provider does not initiate the chain of transmission of the material, and does not select the material or its recipients (except to the extent that a function described in clause (i)(D) in itself entails some form of selection). 
    • (iii) Qualification by a service provider for the limitations as to each function in clauses (i)(A) through (i)(D) shall be considered separately from qualification for the limitations as to each other function, in accordance with the conditions for qualification set forth in clauses (iv) – (vii). See also MUSFTA, Side Letter on Internet Service Providers; MUSFTA, Response Letter on Internet Service Providers
    Country
    Year
    2004
    Topic, claim, or defense
    Copyright
    Document type
    International Agreement
    Issuing entity
    Transnational Organization (Includes Bilateral Agreement)
    Type of service provider
    Internet Access Provider (Including Mobile)
    Host (Including Social Networks)
    Cache Provider
    Search Engine or Index
    Issues addressed
    Notice Formalities
    OSP obligation considered
    Block or Remove
    Type of law
    International
    General effect on immunity
    Strengthens Immunity
    General intermediary liability model
    Takedown/Act Upon Knowledge (Includes Notice and Takedown)