Print Culture Industry Promotion Act


Published: 2009-03-05

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CHAPTER Ⅰ GENERAL PROVISIONS
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 Article 1 (Purpose)   print
The purpose of this Act is to provide for matters concerning printing and necessary matters concerning support for and the fosterage of the print culture industry, thereby contributing to the development of the print culture and the national economy.
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 Article 2 (Definitions)   print
The definitions of terms used in this Act shall be as follows:
1. The term "printing" means the reproduction or production of information, such as letters, photos and pictures, etc. on paper, cloth, synthetic resins or electronic media (limited to media which are material objects) via electronic devices, such as print machines or computers;
2. The term "printed materials" means materials reproduced or produced by printing in order to make such materials visible or readable;
3. The term "printing company" means personal or material facilities for the business of printing;
4. The term "print culture industry" means the print industry and industries closely related thereto;
5. The term "print cultural industrial complex" means the aggregate of land, buildings and facilities for the co-production of printed materials, exchanges of information, technology training or research and development, jointly built by printing companies, colleges, research institutes, organizations and individuals to contribute to the improvement and development of the print culture, which refers to a cultural industrial complex established under Article 24 of the Framework Act on the Promotion of Cultural Industries.
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 Article 3 (Obligations of State and Local Governments)   print
(1) The State and local governments shall formulate and implement necessary policies for the sound development of the print culture industry.
(2) The State shall take measures to raise the value of cultural properties related to printing, such as existing Jikji (referring to Baegun Hwasang Chorok Buljo Jikji Simche Yojeol, which is the world’s oldest printed version of metal type), in an effort to make the tradition and excellence of Korea’s print culture widely known.
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 Article 4 (Relations with other Acts)   print
The promotion of the print culture shall be governed by this Act, except as otherwise provided for by other Acts.
CHAPTER Ⅱ PROMOTION OF PRINT CULTURE INDUSTRY
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 Article 5 (Formulation and Implementation of Plans for Promoting Print Culture Industry)   print
(1) The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism shall formulate and implement comprehensive plans for promoting the print culture industry (hereinafter referred to as "promotional plans") every five years. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
(2) The promotional plans shall include the following matters:
1. Support for the training of specialized human resources;
2. Support for the modernization of printing facilities;
3. Support for international exchanges or cooperation and the expansion of export markets;
4. Support for research projects concerning printed materials and printing machinery;
5. Support for cooperative printing projects;
6. Support for projects to improve the quality of printed materials;
7. Other projects necessary for promoting the print culture industry.
(3) The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism shall, when he/she intends to formulate promotional plans, consult with the heads of the relevant central administrative agencies in advance and listen to the opinions of organizations engaged in the print culture industry. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
(4) The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism may request cooperation from or provide support to the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, a Metropolitan City Mayor, Do Governor or the Governor of a Special Self Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "Mayor/Do Governor"), when necessary for formulating and implementing promotional plans. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
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 Article 6 (Support for Establishment of Businesses and Modernization of Facilities and Distribution)   print
(1) The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism may provide support for promoting the establishment of businesses engaged in the print culture industry and for the growth and development of their founders. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
(2) The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism shall endeavor to support the modernization of facilities of printing companies and distribution. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
(3) Necessary matters concerning the subjects, methods and procedures for supporting the modernization of facilities and distribution under paragraph (2) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 7 (Support for Training Specialized Human Resources)   print
(1) The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism shall support the training of specialized human resources (hereinafter referred to as "specialized human resources") necessary for promoting the print culture industry. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
(2) With regard to the training of specialized human resources under paragraph (1), Article 16 of the Framework Act on the Promotion of Cultural Industries shall apply mutatis mutandis. In such cases, "cultural industry" shall be deemed "print culture industry".
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 Article 8 (Support for International Exchanges)   print
(1) The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism shall provide support for the activation of international exchanges, in an effort to promote the print culture industry. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
(2) Necessary matters concerning the subjects, methods and procedures for supporting the activation of international exchanges under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 9 (Support for Projects to Improve Quality of Printed Materials)   print
(1) The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism may support projects to improve the quality of printed materials, in an effort to promote the print culture industry. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
(2) Necessary matters concerning the subjects, methods and procedures for supporting projects to improve the quality of printed materials under paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
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 Article 10 (Establishment of Print Cultural Industrial Complexes)   print
(1) The State or local governments may establish print cultural industrial complexes, so as to promote the print culture industry through the research and development of printing technology, production of printed materials and training of specialized human resources.
(2) With regard to the establishment of print cultural industrial com plexes under paragraph (1), Articles 21 through 30-2 of the Framework Act on the Promotion of Cultural Industries shall apply mutatis mutandis.
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 Article 11 Deleted.<by Act No. 9472, Mar. 5, 2009>   print
CHAPTER Ⅲ REPORTS OF PRINTING COMPANIES
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 Article 12 (Reports)   print
(1) Any person who intends to operate a printing company in order to issue publications under Article 2 of the Publishing Industry Promotion Act shall report the following matters to the Governor of a Special Self Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu (referring to the head of an autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply) which has jurisdiction over the location of such printing company. This shall also apply where reported matters are revised: <Amended by Act No. 9472, Mar. 5, 2009>
1. The name and location of the printing company;
2. The address and name of a manager (in cases of a corporation or an organization, its representative).
(2) The Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall deliver a certificate of completion of report to any person who has made a report (hereinafter referred to as "report") under para graph (1). <Amended by Act No. 9472, Mar. 5, 2009>
(3) The Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu who has received a report, shall notify the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism through the Mayor/Do Governor (excluding a Special Self-Governing Province) of such reported matters. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9472, Mar. 5, 2009>
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 Article 13 (Returning Certificate of Completion of Report)   print
(1) When any one who operates a printing company closes down a reported business, he/she shall return a certificate of completion of report to the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu without delay. <Amended by Act No. 9472, Mar. 5, 2009>
(2) The Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu who has received a certificate of completion of report under paragraph (1), shall make a report to the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism through the Mayor/Do Governor (excluding a Special Self Governing Province). <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9472, Mar. 5, 2009>
CHAPTER Ⅳ SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
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 Article 14 (Delegation or Entrustment of Authority)   print
The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism may delegate part of his/her authority under this Act to Mayors/Do Governors or entrust part of his/her authority to the relevant corporations or organizations, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
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 Article 15 (Fines for Negligence)   print
(1) Any person who engages in the business of printing companies without making a report, in violation of Article 12 (1) shall be punished by a fine for negligence not exceeding three million won.
(2) Fines for negligence under paragraph (1) shall be imposed and collected by the Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu, as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 9472, Mar. 5, 2009>
(3) through (5) Deleted. <by Act No. 9472, Mar. 5, 2009>
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Reports of Printing Com panies)
Printing companies which have filed a report under the previous Publication and Printing Promotion Act at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed to have reported as a printing company under this Act.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Plans for Promoting Publi cation and Print Culture Industry)
A part related to printing in plans for promoting the publication and print culture industry formulated under Article 4 of the previous Publication and Printing Promotion Act at the time this Act enters into force, shall be deemed a plan for promoting the print culture industry formulated under this Act.
Article 4 (Relations with other Acts)
A citation of a provision of the former Publication and Printing Promotion Act by any other Act or subordinate statute in force at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed a citation of this Act or the corresponding provision hereof in lieu of the former provision, if such a corresponding provision exists herein.
ADDENDA<Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDUM<Act No. 9472, Mar. 5, 2009>
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.