'The exclusive legal right, given to the originator or their assignee for a fixed number of years, to print, publish, perform, film or record literary, artistic or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.' (The Oxford English Reference Dictionary, 2002).
Defined as a right to authorise the use of one’s work in different ways’
In Malaysia, copyright protection is governed by the Copyright Act 1987 which provides comprehensive protection for copyrightable works.
Copyright material may not be copied without the consent of the copyright owner, unless the copying falls within one of the statutory exemptions.