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Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 558)

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Year of current version:2006
Date of entry into force of original text:October 15, 1998
Date of Text (Enacted):September 23, 1998
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body
Notes:The Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 of Malaysia was enacted in 1997. There have been two revisions. The first total revision was in 2002, and the second was in 2006.

This Act incorporates all amendments up to January 1, 2006, which sets out a new regulatory licensing framework for a convergent communications and multimedia industry and the Malaysian Communications.
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WIPO Lex No.:MY059

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