Overview per Jurisdiction
Governing Law & Dispute Resolution Mechanism

Copyright Act 1987


Is there a specialized dispute resolution body? Yes
Which Body? Copyright Tribunal / IP Court
Do the general courts have jurisdiction to determine reasonable license terms where they cannot be agreed? No
Which court?

Under the Copyright Act 1987, the Copyright Tribunal is empowered to determine disputes concerning the license terms between parties and the Copyright Tribunal may on its own motion or at the request of the parties, is entitled to refer the question of law arising from the disputes to the High Court for a decision

Summary of Key Collecting Societies
Type of Licenses
TV Radio Online Production Mechanical Performance / Renting Live Events Products Others
MACP - Music Authors Copyright Protection Bhd N/A N/A N/A N/A
PPM - Public Performance Malaysia Sdn Bhd N/A N/A N/A
RPM - Recording Performers Malaysia Berhad N/A N/A

N/A - CMO does not offer this type of license

Level of Activity

The local collecting societies are generally active.

Contributors / Coordinators

Both Baker & McKenzie and WIPO coordinated and/or contributed content for this chapter. For more information on the relevant CMOs, please contact the CMOs directly.

Kherk Ying (Kherk) Chew
Wong & Partners
Kuala Lumpur
T + 60 3 2298 7933

Brian Law
Wong & Partners
Kuala Lumpur
T +60 3 2298 7913