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Copyright (Amendment) Act 2003 (Act A1195)

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Malaysia

Year of current version:2003
Date of entry into force of original text:October 1, 2003
Date of Text (Issued):2003
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws
Notes:The main aims of this Act are to provide criminal penalties to punish and deter Copyright infringers.
This Act strengthens criminal penalties and gives enforcement authorities more ability to carry out enforcement against copyright piracy, e.g., Section 50A gives the officials of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) the ability to carry out arrests for copyright piracy.
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Copyright (Amendment) Act 2003 (Act A1195) Copyright (Amendment) Act 2003 (Act A1195), Complete document (pdf) [148 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MY049

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