Copyright is important for Your Product - MyIPO Malaysia

As before I had introduce the important of Trade Mark , Copyright , Geographical Indication and also patent that can protect your intellectual property at MyIPO Government body in Malaysia . If you still haven't know about MyIPO , kindly go through the article That I Wrote about MyIPO last month . You will find how the whole Intellectual protects system gonna works , Your product , Your design and all about your hard work need to be protect indeed been stole .
Today , We get to learn Definition Of Copyright . This subject is just a part of MyIPO and there still was few more subject beside than Copyright . Copyright is the exclusive right to control creative works created by the author , copyright owner and performer for a specific period governed under the Copyright Act 1987 . Works that important to those Eligible for Copyright , literary works , musical works , artistic works , films , sound recordings , broadcasts and derivative works .
Duration Of Copyright 
1. Literary, Musical or Artistic Works
Generally, this categories of copyright work reflects to the human beings which shall subsist during the life of the author plus 50 years after his death .

2. Film, Sound Recordings and Performer
This categories of copyright work shall subsist for 50 years from the work was published, fixed in a fixation for the film and sound recording. For performer, the copyright work shall subsist from the performances was perform or fixation in a sound recording .

3. Broadcasts
For the copyright in broadcasts, it protection occurred in way of transmission either by wire or wireless means, the period for fifty years shall be computed from the which the broadcasts was first made .
The Rights Of Copyright Owners 
1. Legal Rights
Author, copyright owner and performer is given an exclusive right to control under the copyright law. Legal rights that are given to them includes the rights to enforce their copyrighted works in cases for infringement either by civil or criminal action. In term of criminal prosecution, it is conducted by the Enforcement Division of Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism (MTDCC) or Royal Malaysian Police.

2. Economic Rights
Economic rights that are given to rightholders includes rights of reproduction, rights of communication to public, rights to perform, showing or playing to the public, rights of distribution and rights of commercial rental. This rights can be exercised during the period of protection governed under Copyright Act 1987. Economic rights allows the owner of rights to derive financial reward from the use of his works by the user or commercial purposes. Form of economic rights can be by way of assignment, licensing and testamentary disposition .

3. Moral Rights
-Paternity Rights
This rights allows the author to claim the originality rights of his or her creation.

Integrity Rights
-This right authorizes the author to prevent any users from distortion, mutilation or other modifications of his or her works whereby the result of the modification will significantly alter the original work and adversely affect the author’s honor or reputation .
Copyright Infringements 
Whoever use any copyrighted works without consent or authorization from the author, copyright owner and performer, it may constitute an infringement under Copyright Act 1987. Amongst the act of infringement includes :
-reproduces in any material form, performs, shows or plays or distributes to the public,
-imports any article into Malaysia for the purpose of trade or financial gains
-makes for sale or rent any infringing copy;
-sells, rent or by way of trade, exposes or offers for sale or rent any infringing copy;
-distributes infringing copies;
-possesses, otherwise than for his private and domestic use, any infringing copy;
-exhibits in public any infringing copy by way of trade;
-makes or has in his possession any contrivance used or intended to be used for the purpose of making infringing copies

When comes to Category Of work , there are Hundred or Thousand type of works can be applied for the Copyright , Below is the link for the list as a guideline for Example of category of work under copyright : CATEGORY OF WORK

When you are ready to register your Copyright , Below is the link that stated what kind of Documents needed to apply Copyrights . The will few kind of forms need to fill and Photocopy stuff : PROCEDURE

Come on , Now is the year of 2018 and wawasan 2020 coming soon . Every single things even Phone bills we do payment Online nowdays , are still waiting ques number to pay your bills ? . With MyIPO Online Portal , The detail are straight forward and Guided step by step even can Print the form online . By wasting my time ques for numbers , better I print out while fill up all the form and standby all the document that they needed . Fees are shown too , Below is the link to Survey or Download indeed : FORM & FEES

It is still up to the individual or company whether wanted or not to register their intellectual property . They have to know that there are government body of authority that can help them , MyIPO to ensure that their creative ideas are not taken advantage of those who want to take a simple profit path .

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