Tag: Malaysia Copyright


    Talks on music rights and royalties have been a prevalent and controversial topic especially between artists and record labels. How can musicians protect their craft and work and be more empowered on the subject? To get a basic understanding on the issue, we speak to Foong Cheng Leong, Co-chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of […]

  • Top 5 Steps To Protecting Your Music

    By Cheng Leong Foong, Rachel Fung13 March, 2019 As the Internet continues to transform the landscape of the music industry, its players have to navigate and find their place in it. While the age of the Internet has brought new and exciting ways for musicians to reach wider audiences for example through music streaming or […]

  • 知識經濟時代的來臨‧知識產權保你衣食無憂

    This article was published by Sin Chew in 2009. I didn’t realise that there is a digital copy of the article on its website. It was originally written in English but translated by Sin Chew into Chinese. I am reproducing it here for the benefit of my Chinese readers. Sadly, I am unable to read […]

  • Protecting your Intellectual Property Rights in Malaysia

    This article was published in the December 2012 issue of The Bridge, a quarterly magazine published by the Malaysia Canada Business Council. In this article, Mr. Foong Cheng Leong briefly sets out the intellectual property rights protected in Malaysia. Foong Cheng Leong is an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and also […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]