Literally speaking, this refers to the right to copy. In the legal sense, however, a more accurate definition would be ‘the right to control copying'.
Typically, the types of work which confer copyright include books, drawings, sculptures, musical or dramatic works, maps, engravings and even computer softwares among many others.
So if you’re an author, artist, musician, computer programmer, architect or anyone with a copyrightable work for that matter, be sure to have your rights fully protected.
Copyright is a legal term describing rights given to creators for their literary and artistic works.
To apply for copyright protection, the work must meet the following criteria:
Performers in Malaysia are granted with exclusive right to prevent their performance related activities to be copied illegally.
Sound recording, distribution and rental of fixation of any live performance are restricted.
The performer must be a citizen or permanent resident of Malaysia. Where the performer is not a qualified person, performers' right is conferred if the performance:
The duration of performers' right in a live performance lasts for a period of 50 years.
Copyright may be infringed by the following act: