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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 Consumerism 2, apart from the Police. The Act also provides the necessary clout to the enforcement agencies to effectively carry out anti-piracy measures.

The Malaysian Copyright Act provides for a Copyright Tribunal whose function is to grant Licenses to produce and publish in the National Language a translation of a literary work written in any other language. The Act is currently amended to expand the power of the tribunal to include arbitration of disputes relating to use of copyright works.

References
  1. The official website of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO)

  2. The official website of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism - MDTCC (Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan - KPDNKK)


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