Malaysian copyright law is strong and reflects current international copyright protection norms. Malaysia is a signatory to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, and boasts strong domestic copyright legislation
In the aftermath of 9/11, ISPS or International Ship and Port Facility Security, code implemented a ship security plan and provided preparation for action in the event of a terrorist attack on a ship. The Act requires commercial yachts heavier than 500 GT to be certified. ISPS security training also
Protecting copyrights on a website is, from a legal perspective, a fairly simple process. Figuring out where your copyrighted work ends up, though, can be a bit more complex, though anyone can do it with some creativity, energy and motivation.The first step is to register the
If you own a business, you would know how important the uniqueness of your business's name can be. If you are facing an unfortunate situation where someone is illegally using your name, you are probably in dire need of getting legal protection. Before choosing a patent lawyer to handle your cas
A copyright violation occurs when an individual disregards the exclusive rights of a copyright holder through the unapproved copying or use of the author's creative work. This violation is known as "infringement."
Many authors and publishers have been quite alarmed to find their books pirated, and reproduced in other nations and then distributed throughout the world. There have been big cases where stories from very famous authors have been pirated by the container loads. This happens all over the world, and
In today's world of increasingly complex laws, even the most intelligent and capable people may find it hard to keep up with legal matters in addition to everything else they're doing. The BPE Law Group ...
In today's world of e-books and online reprints, authors are concerned about retaining the electronic rights to their works. To protect their rights to publish, reproduce and sell such works, authors of e-publications must understand what electronic publishing rights are and why they are important.
Using copyrighted materials is always a sticky subject. Some uses of copyright can be described as "fair use" while other uses can land you in court. However, even fair use is debatable as there are---despite many myths---not any specific rules as to what constitutes fair use. When using someone els
Copyright law protects an original work of authorship as soon as it is reduced to a tangible medium, even without a copyright notice or federal registration. Although standard copyright law applies to online material, a growing body of law addresses special concerns raised by the use of copyrighted
Computer copyright law is a hot topic, covering many different fields, from the music industry to scholarly institutions. Creators of documents, art, music and other media frequently use computers to make and distribute digital copies of their works. The Internet has enabled the sale and transfer (b
Although copyright law was originally created to protected artistic works, it has gradually been expanded to protect certain other kinds of works, including software programs. Although copyright law makes no formal distinction between artistic works and software programs, the unique features of soft
Copyright laws protect a creator's original works.copyright image by cam422 from Fotolia.comThe United States' Copyright Act is federal law that protects a creator's original works. Copyright law is set forth in Title 17 of the U.S. Code and governs what works are copyrightable, the...
A copyright is an intellectual property law that protects an artist's rights regarding ownership of songs, books, movies, drawings, paintings and any other forms of intellectual property. A copyright is in effect immediately upon creation of the work, with no need for the creator to sign or register
Books are one form of published works protected by copyright laws.book image by Pali A from Fotolia.comBooks, magazines, trade journals and newspapers are all considered published works. According to United States copyright laws, a published piece of work is protected from copyright...
Could copyright get any more complicated? There are so many factors that play into the laws governing each work, and determining the duration of copyright is no exception.
To copyright a certain piece of work means to protect it from being reproduced or altered without the permission of the owner. There is a common misconception that the ownership authority is not attained unless the work is registered with an official organization such as the US Copyright Office (USC
There is a lot of time and effort that goes into creating a logo that accurately represents your band. As such, it's important to take the proper steps to protect your art so you have some recourse if infringement occurs.
Unauthorized use of APA materials breaches copyright lawsbook image by Pali A from Fotolia.comThe American Psychological Association (APA) prints numerous reference books and journals that scholars and journalists frequently wish to cite. The APA permission policies for copyrights state...
The doctrine of fair use provides certain exceptions to the exclusive rights enjoyed by a copyright holder by permitting individuals to use or make copies of an author's work without the author's permission. "Fair use" is one defense that someone can raise if he is accused of copyright infringement.