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Regulation

ANRT Decision No. 12-14 concerning the modalities of administrative, technical and commercial management of domain names (.ma),

According too Article 14 of ANRT Decision No. 12-14, the registrar has the obligation to inform the registrant about the provisions of the present Decision, the alternative dispute resolution procedure for ‘.ma’ and also to make sure that the registrant comply with all the requirements set by the present Decision. The registrant is also in charge of the update of the Whois information contained in the register for ‘.ma’.
Legal Opinion/Petition

Attorney General, Lakome case

The Attorney General ordered the ANRT to block the Arabic - and French - language websites of the investigative news site, Lakome. Its Arabic-language editor in chief, Ali Anouzla, was arrested one month earlier for citing an article in the Spanish newspaper El País, which contained an embedded YouTube video attributed to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The website is now back online.
Legislation

Law No. 09-08 on the protection of physical persons regarding the processing of personal data

According to the Law No. 09-08, the personal data must be processed lawfully and faithfully, collected for defined, explicit and legitimate purposes, adequate, accurate and kept for a period of time proportional to the purpose for which they are collected. On 21 May 2009, Decree No. 2-09-165 for the application of the Law No. 09-08 on the protection of physical persons regarding the processing of personal data was adopted.
International Agreement

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

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...