Malaysian Copyright Act to be amended to widen tribunal power
30 March 2020
On 30 January 2020, the Malaysian Copyright (Amendment) Act 2020 (“Amendment Act”) was gazetted. It is not yet in force.
When in force, the Amendment Act will amend the Copyright Act 1987 and introduce a new provision empowering the Copyright Tribunal to hear any dispute relating to royalties between a licensing body and any of its members, as an alternative dispute resolution option.