The Copyright (Amendment) Act 2021 of Malaysia

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Dennis W K Khong


On the last days of 2021, the Malaysian Parliament passed amendments to the Copyright Act 1987 and the Patents Act 1983. In addition, the Geographical Indications Act 2000 was repealed and replaced by a new Geographical Indications Act 2021. This legislative update looks at the amendments made by the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2021. Generally, five areas in the Copyright Act are affected: Collective management organization, Marrakesh Treaty, voluntary notification, streaming technology and enforcement power.

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Khong, D. W. K. (2022). The Copyright (Amendment) Act 2021 of Malaysia. Asian Journal of Law and Policy, 2(1), 33–38.
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