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Amendments to Malaysia's Copyright Law

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

The Copyright (Amendment) Act 2022 and Copyright (Voluntary Notification)(Amendment) Regulations 2022 have come into force in Malaysia on 18 March 2022, however there are a number of sections within the Act that will only come into force at a later date.

The Copyright Voluntary Notification assists copyright holders in providing evidence of ownership and evidence of date of creation of work.

In this note, we would like to share some of the pertinent changes under the amendments which are highlighted as follows:-


The amended Act defines the following new offences:-

  • Any party who shares access to