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How do I register a copyright in Malaysia? Is there a registration system for copyright in Malaysia?
Copyright protection in Malaysia is governed by the Copyright Act 1987. In Malaysia, there is no system of registration for copyright. The Copyright Act 1987 provides for the enforcement of the...
When is copyright infringed? What constitutes copyright infringement?
The copyright in a work is infringed when a person who, not being the owner of the copyright, and without consent or license of the owner of the copyright, does or causes any other person to do...
What are the penalties for copyright infringement?
Any person who makes for sale or hire any infringing copy; sells, lets for hire or by way of trade, exposes or offers for sale or hire any infringing copy; distributes infringing copies;...
Why is there a need for Copyright (Amendment) Act 1997?
Information technology has challenged the traditional concept of copyright protection. The Amendment Act, which amended the Copyright Act 1987, came into force on the 1st April 1999. This Act...
What does the Copyright Act 1987 provide?
Copyright protection in Malaysia is governed by the Copyright Act 1987 which provides comprehensive protection for copyrightable works. The Act outlines the nature of works eligible for copyright...
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