Category: Copyright

  • Bread & Kaya: Start-ups, get your house in order

    My 4th Bread & Kaya’s column was published on Digital News Asia on 3 April 2013. Bread & Kaya: Start-ups, get your house in order – There are a number of things you need to get done before potential investors do due diligence on your start-up – Seek advice from others, ensure any legal advice […]

  • Registration of Copyright

    The Malaysian Copyright (Voluntary Notification) Regulations 2012 which provides for voluntarily notification of copyright is effective 1 June 2012. [Download: Copyright (Voluntary Notification) Regulations 2012]

  • Symphony Light & Sounds Services Sdn Bhd & Anor v Irwan Shah Bin Abdullah @ D.J Dave & Ors

    Kuala Lumpur High Court Suit No.: S-22-1010-2007 The Plaintiffs initiated an action against Defendants for allegedly misappropriating their copyright by way of fraud and deception. The subject matters in dispute are proposals entitled “Malaysia’s 50 years an illuminating Journey”. The Plaintiffs alleged that the Defendants had secretly sent the subject matter to the Ministry of […]

  • AV Future Link Sdn Bhd v Inno Supply & Services Sdn Bhd

    Kuala Lumpur High Court Suit Nos. D-22IP-61-2010 & D-22IP-60-2010 1. Plaintiff initiated claim for unlawful interference. Defendant counterclaimed for industrial designs (“ID”) infringement. The ID was obtained vide a deed of assignment from a Chinese company. 2. Plaintiff claims that the Defendant is not the rightful owner of the ID and that the ID had […]

  • Registration of Copyright in Malaysia

    The new Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 provides for the voluntary notification of copyright. S. 26A of the Act states that a notification of copyright in any work may be made to the Controller by or on behalf of the author of the work, the owner of the copyright in the work, an assignee of the […]

  • Date of Operation of Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012

    The Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 will be in operation on 1 March 2012. [Source]

  • Podcast: The Digital Edge 25: The #yorais mob

    John Lim, Grace Chin, David Lian and Foong Cheng Leong discuss: 1. Mark Zuckerberg says that the age of privacy is over – so can Malaysians expect our status updates and Twitter feeds to be private? 2. Minister for Information, Communications, Culture and Arts Datuk Seri Rais Yatim says that Malaysians should not be too […]

  • Blog postings can backfire

    First published on The Star Newspaper on 20 January 2011. PUTIK LADA By FOONG CHENG LEONG Social media influence has hit court proceedings, with lawyers trolling blogs and Wikipedia in search of material that can help them argue the case for their clients. LAST year brought further interesting development to social media and laws all […]

  • Internet Service Provider Liability Act: Do we need one?

    An analysis of the potential repercussions of the proposed Internet Service Provider Liability Act. Recently, The Star reported that the Malaysian Parliament will be tabling the ISP Liability Act (”Act”). According to The Star, the Act makes internet service providers (ISPs) responsible for curbing online piracy. The ISP will be fined if they don’t take […]

  • Quick, throw your CDs away! There’s a roadblock!

    First published on LoyarBurok on 2 November 2010 For the past few months, an email has been circulating alleging that police and the enforcement division of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry’s (now the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives And Consumerism) have started operations to search and fine anyone who keeps pirated discs inside […]