(Petaling Jaya, Saturday): The Land Acquisition Amendment Bill is now available online through the DAP Homepage - the seventh bill to be put on the Internet by the DAP. The URL for the DAP homepage is:
The seven bills are also available online on the mirror site of the DAP Homepage at:
The other six bills which are already online are the four cyberbills, namely the Computer Crimes Bill, the Digital Signature Bill, the Telemedicine Bill and the Copyright Amendment Bill, as well as the Rent Control (Repeal) Bill and the Promotion of Investment (Amendment) Bill.
I have given notice to move four amendments to the Copyright Amendment Bill during the committee stage of the debate on Monday.
The four amendments are:
( 2) Section 9 of Bill:
"36(6). It is not an infringement of copyright for a non-profit organisation to reproduce and distribute to the visually impaired, at cost, a Braille, large type, audio or other edition of a previously published literary work in a form intended to be perceived by the visually impaired."
(3) Section 9 of the Bill:
Add new Section 36(7) as follows:
"36(7). (A) It is not an infringement of copyright for a library or archives, or any of its employees acting within the scope of their employment, to reproduce no more than three copies of a work or to distribute no more than one of such copies, under the conditions specified by this section, if -
(i) the reproduction or distribution is made without any purpose of direct or indirect commercial advantage;
(ii) the collections of the library or archives are (a) open to the public, or (b) available not only to researches affiliated with the library or archives or with the institution of which it is a part, but also to other persons doing research in a specialized field; and
(iii) the reproduction or distribution of the work includes a notice of copyright if such notice appears on the copy that is reproduced under the provisions of this section.
(B) The rights of reproduction and distribution under this section apply to a copy of an unpublished work duplicated in facsimile or digital form solely for purposes of preservation and security or in facsimile form for deposit for research use in another library or archives of the type described by clause (ii) of subsection (A), if the copy reproduced is currently in the collections of the library or archives.
(C) The right of reproduction under this section applies to a copy of a published work duplicated in facsimile or digital form solely for the purpose of replacement of a copy that is damaged, deteriorating, lost or stolen, if the library or archives has, after a reasonable effort, determined that an unused replacement cannot be obtained at a fair price."
(4) Section 10(d) of Bill:
Amend sub-section (iii) by substituting "two hundred and fifty thousand ringgit" and "five hundred thousand ringgit" with "one hundred thousand ringgit" and "two hundred thousand ringgit" respectively.
The fourth amendment is to reduce the proposed maximum fines of RM250,000 and RM500,000 for the new copyright offences of circumventing any effective technological measures to protect copyrights of authors or removing any electronic rights management information without authority to RM100,000 and RM200,000 for first and subsequent offences.