Extract from “Despite eagerness, M’sia may not be ready for TPPA”

Intellectual property is a big thing in the United States, the prime mover of the trade agreement, and amendments to local laws to be in line with such stringent intellectual property laws will be one of the requirements of the TPPA.

While the unauthorised use of the clip by the TPPA Malaysia Facebook page may pass muster under current laws, things may be a bit more complicated once we have to adopt American or Western intellectual property standards.

I wonder if our authorities, with their perceived laxness in this matter, can cope with it? After all, it was only last year that the education authorities were caught in a bind for using stories from Malaysian authors without approval or paying royalties.

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