31 CFR 537.526 - Authorized transactions necessary and ordinarily incident to publishing.
To the extent that such activities are not exempt from this part, U.S. persons are authorized to engage in all transactions otherwise prohibited by § 537.201 that are necessary and ordinarily incident to the publishing and marketing of manuscripts, books, journals, and newspapers in paper or electronic format (collectively, “written publications”). This section does not apply if the parties to the transactions described in this paragraph include the State Peace and Development Council of Burma or the Union Solidarity and Development Association of Burma; any successor entity to any of the foregoing entities; or any person, other than personnel of academic and research institutions, acting or purporting to act directly or indirectly on behalf of the foregoing entities with respect to the transactions described in this paragraph. Pursuant to this section, transactions incident to the following activities are authorized, provided they do not involve any importations prohibited by § 537.203:
(a) Commissioning and making advance payments for identifiable written publications not yet in existence, to the extent consistent with industry practice;
(b) Collaborating on the creation and enhancement of written publications;
(1) Augmenting written publications through the addition of items such as photographs, artwork, translation, explanatory text, and, for a written publication in electronic format, the addition of embedded software necessary for reading, browsing, navigating, or searching the written publication;
(2) Exporting embedded software necessary for reading, browsing, navigating, or searching a written publication in electronic format, provided that, to the extent a license is required under the Export Administration Regulations, 15 CFR parts 730-774 (EAR), the exportation is licensed or otherwise authorized by the Department of Commerce under the provisions of the EAR;
(d) Substantive editing of written publications;
(e) Payment of royalties for written publications;
(f) Creating or undertaking a marketing campaign to promote a written publication; and
(g) Other transactions necessary and ordinarily incident to the publishing and marketing of written publications as described in this section.
The Department of State has determined that the State Peace and Development Council of Burma no longer exists.
See § 537.529 for a general license authorizing the exportation or reexportation of financial services to Burma.