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Hungarian Media Law

Hungarian Media Law

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An English-language version of Hungary's much-discussed new media law, which was passed in December of 2010. For more information, visit www.politics.hu.
An English-language version of Hungary's much-discussed new media law, which was passed in December of 2010. For more information, visit www.politics.hu.

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(1) The Media Council — with a view to assessing compliance with the
provisions of this Act and revealing whether official powers hereunder should be applied,
when the price changes or other market conditions suggest that competition in the media
service market is being distorted or is restricted, in order to gather information on market
trends — shall institute an official audit by its order.

(2) This procedure of the Market Council shall be without prejudice to the
competence of the Hungarian Competition Authority to conduct a sectoral inquiry under
the Act on the prohibition of unfair and restrictive market practices.

(3) The Media Council shall notify the media service providers of the
commencement of the official audit, which is to cover the subject of the case and a brief
description thereof, in deviation from the relevant provisions of the Act on the General
Rules of Administrative Proceedings and Services. The explanatory section of the order
shall describe the market conditions that gave rise to the sectoral inquiry. The order shall
be displayed on the billboard of the Authority and posted on the website of the Authority.
The ruling on the institution of the procedure shall be deemed duly served on the fifteenth
day from the display of the notice on billboard of the Authority.

(4) The amount of the procedural fine that may be imposed in a sectoral inquiry
— taking into account the net sales revenue generated by the breaching entity in the
previous year and the fact whether the offence was committed on one or more occasions
— shall equal 0.5 % of the breaching entity, or, in the absence of revenues or reporting
on revenues, shall be between HUF 50,000 at the minimum and HUF 50,000,000 at the
maximum. In addition, in case of failure or improper delivery of information, the Media
Council shall have the right — and in case of repeated infringement, shall be obliged —
to impose a fine on the senior officer of the breaching media service provider in the
amount between HUF 50,000 and HUF 3,000,000.

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