Knowledge Base Issues
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...
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 works are protected by copyright? What does copyright protect?
A work that is eligible is fulfillment of the following conditions: Sufficient effort has been expended to make the work original in character. The work has been written down, recorded or reduced...
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;...