MACP in further discussion of P. Ramlee’s copyright work

MACP in further discussion of P. Ramlee’s copyright work

IPOH: The Muzik Copyright Protection Body Berhad (MACP) is currently in discussions to extend the copyright period of the late Tan Sri P Ramlee’s work which will end next year.

MACP General Manager Mary Yap said this was because according to the Copyright Act 1987, the current copyright period is 50 years after the legacy of the creator.

“The period is long, like Tan Sri P Ramlee’s song which will expire late next year and we are in talks to extend it.

“We are in discussions with the authorities to extend the copyright period,” she said.

She said this to reporters after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ipoh City Council (MBI) represented by Mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin, here, on Tuesday.

Rumaizi said MBI was the first local authority to obtain a MACP license for RadioTV MBI (RTBI).

“The strategic and strong cooperation signed in this MOU ensures that RTBI as well as events organized by MBI get a valid license from MACP,” he said.

For the record, MACP is a registered royalty collecting body as well as a collective management organization that represents music copyright owners such as composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers.

source – BERNAMA

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