Copyright Act 1987

According to the Laws of Malaysia, the Copyright Act 1987 is an act to make better provisions in the law relating to copyright and for other matters connected therewith.

The act provides comprehensive protection for copyrights works. It outlines the nature of works eligible for copyright which including the computer software, the scope of protection, and the manner in which the protection is accorded.

A unique feature of this act is the inclusion of provision for enforcing the Act, which includes such powers to enter premises suspected of having infringing copies and to search and seize infringing copies and contrivances. A special team of officers is assigned to enforce this act.

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