Copyright

Copyright protection covers mainly literary works, musical works, dramatic works, artistic works, photographic works, computer programs and software, and cinematographic works. In order to be qualified, your work must be original in its expression and fixed in some material form.

Copyright

Copyright protection covers mainly literary works, musical works, dramatic works, artistic works, photographic works, computer programs and software, and cinematographic works.
In order to be qualified, your work must be original in its expression and fixed in some material form.

No registration is required. Copyright automatically subsists once the work is completed. Therefore, it is important for the author to keep evidence of the production as well as completion date of your work.

Always place copyright notice (e.g. © 2017 LIM CHONG CHUAN & ASSOCIATES SDN BHD) on your work at all times.

Make a Statutory Declaration to adduce evidence of the completed work.

Information required in the Statutory Declaration:
1. Full name and address of the Owner.
2. Full name and address of the Author(s).
3. If the Owner is not the Author, please justify the Owner's right to own (e.g. by employment / assignment / commission).
4. Date of completed work.

Copyright Filing in Malaysia (Voluntary Notification of Copyright).

Filing Requrements:
1. Statutory Declaration (as stated in Option 2).
2. Completed work.