Copyrights Under The Law Of Malaysia

Copyright protection in Malaysia is governed by the Copyright Act 1987, which provides comprehensive protection for copyrightable works (the “Copyright Act.”) The Copyright Act, which was amended several times and notably in 1997 by the Copyright Amendment Act 1997 (the “Copyright Amendment Act”) to introduce concepts linked to the Information Society, outlines the nature of works eligible for copyright (which includes computer software), the scope of protection, and the manner in which the protection is accorded.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What main changes result from the Copyright Amendment Act?
What is the system of registration or copyright in Malaysia?
When is a copyright work infringed?
What to do in case of infringement?

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