Copyright - Protect Your Work

We provides consultancy and services pertaining copyrights of your businesses as follow:

  • Copyright Voluntary Notification

 

 

A copyright is the exclusive right given to the owner of a copyright for a specific period. Copyright protection in Malaysia is governed by the Copyright Act 1987. The protection period is either the life of the author plus fifty (50) years or fifty (50) years after the publication or the making of the work, depending on the types of the copyright works. Beginning June 1st, 2012 Copyright Voluntary Notification System has been operating in Malaysia.

 

 

WORKS ELIGIBLE FOR PROTECTION ARE:

  • Literacy works

  • Artistic works

  • Sound recordings

  • Derivative works

  • Musical works

  • Films

  • Broadcast

 

 

These works shall be protected irrespective of their quality and purpose for which they were created. However, the copyright protection shall only extend to expression and not ideas, procedures, methods of operation or mathematical concepts as such.

 

 

IMPORTANCE OF COPYRIGHT PROTECTION:

The owners of the copyright works have the exclusive rights to control:

  • the reproduction of the works in any form (including photocopying, recording etc);

  • the performing, showing or playing to the public;

  • the communication to the public;

  • the distribution of copies to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership; and

  • the commercial rental to the public.

Contact us to know more about the procedures to register your work.