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IJEEEE 2011 Vol.1(2): 121-125 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2011.V1.19

Copyright Protection in Malaysia and the End Users Perspective in E-Book

Olivia Tan Swee Leng and Shereen Khan

Abstract—Copyright law is that branch of Intellectual Property law that protects the proprietary rights of the authors in relation to their created works. The rationale of the copyright protection appears to be two-fold ie. to encourage the progress in the arts and science for the benefit of the public and secondly to secure a fair return for the creators of works so as to ensure continued creativity. Then a new way of distributing information came about such as the computers and networks. E-Books form a growing part of the collections at research and academic libraries. Although E-book is still in the early stage of adoption, E-book has demonstrate advantages in the areas of accessibility, functionality, and cost effectiveness.This paper will analyze the current Copyright Act 1987 in Malaysia and the legislative changes in 1996, 1997and 2000 and the existing copyright protection for the authors.The issues of pros and cons of e-book, suggestion and recommendation to cover their protection for the authors will be discussed. The social implications in Malaysia will be addressed pertaining to e-book and also the end user sperspective on usage of E-book will be analyzed. Lastly, wheredo the authors libraries and bookstores in Malaysia stand atthe current E-book technology.

Index Terms—E-Book, Copyright, Digital Information, End Users Perspective

Olivia Tan Swee Leng is with the Faculty of Management, Multimedia University Malaysia, Cyberjaya. (e-mail: oliviatan@mmu.edu.my).
Shereen Khan is with the Faculty of Management, Multimedia University Malaysia, Cyberjaya.

Cite: Olivia Tan Swee Leng and Shereen Khan, "Copyright Protection in Malaysia and the End Users Perspective in E-Book," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 121-125, 2011.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. e-Educ. e-Bus. e-Manag. e-Learn.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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