Knowledge Base Issues
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...
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...
What is Copyright Tribunal? What is the purpose of establishing Copyright Tribunal?
The Copyright Tribunal is an independent body established under the Copyright Act 1987. The main function of the Copyright Tribunal is to settle various types of disputes, where the parties cannot...
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...
Who enforces the Copyright Act 1987 in Malaysia?
The Copyright Act 1987 provides for the enforcement of the law by the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) 1, an agency under the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operation and...