Copyright Tribunal is an alternative forum for interested person to seek application for certain uses of copyrighted works and claim relief by any operator of copyright licensing schemes.
Who can make complaint to the Copyright Tribunal?
An actor, singer, musician, dancer or any person who acts, sings, delivers, declaims, plays in, interprets, or otherwise performs a performance
A licensing body who has been declared by the Copyright Controller and presently operating a licensing schemes offered to any person or organization
c) Any Person or organization
An individual or organization (users) who use the licensing schemes offered by an operator
d) Licensing Body
A licensing body whose declaration has been revoked by the Copyright Controller
e) Any interested person
Any interested person who intends to apply for license to produce and publish in national language or other vernacular languages in Malaysia, a translation of a literary work written in other language
What kind of complaints that can be brought before the Copyright Tribunal
Copyright Tribunal can hear and determine the issues brought by interested person as follows:
1. A complaint by performers
To hear and decide an application by performers regarding the payment of their remuneration rights from operator of copyright licensing scheme
2. A complaint by operator, a person or organization
To hear and decide any reference of an issue by an operator, a person or an organization relating to copyright licensing scheme offered to any users of the licensing scheme
3. An appeal by Licensing Body
To hear and decide an appeal by a licensing body against revocation made by Copyright Controller
4.An application by any person
To hear and decide an application for license to produce and publish in national language or other vernacular languages in Malaysia, a translation of a literary work written in other language
When was the Copyright Tribunal Established?
The Copyright Tribunal was established under section 28 of the Copyright Act 1987 (Act 332) which came into operation in lieu of amendment which came into force on the 1st of March 2012.
The Copyright Tribunal consists of a Chairman, five (5) Deputy Chairman and Twelve (12) other members appointed by the Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (MDTCC). The Chairman of Copyright Tribunal is appointed from a serving High Court Judge whereas its members are persons with relevant expertise in industry, commerce, economics, law, creatives or consumer affairs. The President and members of the Copyright Tribunal shall hold office for a term not exceeding three (3) years from the date of appointment
Is there any limitation time to lodge a Complaint at the Copyright Tribunal?
There is no limitation of time to file and lodge a complaint to the Copyright Tribunal
Where an interested person can locate us?
Any person who have any queries regarding the Copyright Tribunal may contact us as follows:
Secretary of Copyright Tribunal
Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO)
Level 18, Menara UOA Bangsar, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1,