What is Copyright?
Copyright is the exclusive right ti the owne of a copyright for a specific period. Copyright protection in Malaysia is governed by the Copyright Act 1987. There is no system of registration for copyright in Malaysia. A work that is eligible is protected automatically upon fulfillment of the following conditions:-
- Sufficient effort has been expanded to make the work original in character
- The work has been written down
- The author is a qualified person or the work is made in Malaysia or the work is first published in Malaysia.
What Does Copyright Protect?
Works eligible for protection are:-
- Literary works
- Musical works
- Artistic works
- Sound Recordings
- Broadcasts; and
- Derivative works.