Reshaping the copyright law for the protection of works in the digital era / Lim Heng Gee

Lim, Heng Gee (2001) Reshaping the copyright law for the protection of works in the digital era / Lim Heng Gee. UiTM Law Review, 1. pp. 1-23. ISSN 1511-9068


In recent years there has been a flurry of legislative activities in relation to intellectual property laws. The resulting amendments and introduction of new rights were carried out mainly to ensure that Malaysia is in compliance with her obligations under the World Trade Organisation's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (WTO-TRIPS Agreement).1 Among the new laws promulgated were the Trade Marks (Amendment) Act 1994, Industrial Designs Act 1996, Copyright (Amendment) Act 1997, Copyright (Amendment) Act 2000, Patents (Amendment) Act 2000, Trade Marks (Amendment) Act 2000, Geographical Indications Act 2000, the Optical Discs Act 2000 and the Layout Designs (Topographies) of Integrated Circuits Act 2000. This article discusses only the relevant amendments to the Copyright Act 1987 (the Act) which have impact on how works in the digital era could be properly protected. The main vehicle for these changes is the Copyright (Amendment Act) 1997 (the 1997 Amendment Act). Therefore, discussion in this article will focus mainly on the provisions of the 1997 Amendment Act. Where relevant, reference will also be made to the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2000.


Item Type: Article
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Subjects: K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Comparative law. International uniform Law > Intellectual property > Copyright
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Journal or Publication Title: UiTM Law Review
ISSN: 1511-9068
Volume: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-23
Item ID: 11817
Uncontrolled Keywords: Copyright law, digital era, protection, intellectual property


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