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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...
  • 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;...
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  • What is copyright?
    The subject matter of copyright is usually described as 'literary and artistic works,' that is, original creations in the fields of literature and arts. The form in which such works are expressed...
  • Who is an author? Who owns copyright?
    Under Section 3 (Interpretation) of the Copyright Act 1987, an author in relation to literary works, means the writer or the maker of the works; in relation to musical works, means the composer;...
  • How long does a copyright last?
    Literary, Musical or Artistic Works Copyright in any literary, musical or artistic work shall subsist during the life of the author and shall continue to subsist until the expiry of a period of...
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