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Khaw on Copyright Law in Malaysia, 4th Edition

This book provides an extensive and in-depth analysis of each component area in copyright law. In each of the areas, the provisions of the Copyright Act 1987 are clearly examined and explained by reference to local case law, where available, and where local cases are lacking, by reference to case law from other jurisdictions.
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This book provides an extensive and in-depth analysis of each component area in copyright law. In each of the areas, the provisions of the Copyright Act 1987 are clearly examined and explained by reference to local case law, where available, and where local cases are lacking, by reference to case law from other jurisdictions. This fourth edition provides an up-to-date analytical commentary of legislative and judicial developments in Malaysian copyright law. In particular, the changes brought about by the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 are discussed in detail and, at the same time, judicial decisions expounding on the provisions of the Copyright Act 1987 since the publication of the previous edition are analysed. In some parts, this entailed re-evaluation of existing commentaries and consequent revision to the relevant parts. As a result of the impact of modern computing technology on copyright law, this fourth edition incorporates a separate chapter on Copyright and the Internet, particularly since the jurisprudence in this area of the law is at a fledgling state in this country.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 -  Background and basic principles 
Chapter 2 - Subsistence of copyright 
Chapter 3 - Categories of copyright work
Chapter 4 - Duration of copyright
Chapter 5 - Ownership and dealings in copyright
Chapter 6 - Infringement of copyright and prohibited acts
Chapter 7 - Statutory exceptions
Chapter 8 - Indirect infringement of copyright 
Chapter 9 - Remedies for infringement of copyright 
Chapter 10 - Criminal sanctions
Chapter 11 - Moral rights 
Chapter 12 - Performers’ Right 
Chapter 13 - Copyright and the Internet