18 May 2011

Source: http://www.kass.com.my/html/news_details.aspx?Source=&ID=372&Title=News

In a matter involving a photograph, a beauty queen, and rice packaging, our High Court in East Malaysia recently threw out a copyright infringement case on the basis that the party that initiated the suit had no locus standi (legal standing) to bring the suit to Court. The decision for this case was released on 25 February 2011 and revealed a number of interesting elements.

Let us visit the facts of this case. The Plaintiff, Sherinna Nur Elena Bt Abdullah was a beauty queen from 1992 up to 1994. She had won several beauty pageant titles in the state of Sabah, including the “Unduk Ngadau” beauty pageant which was organized during the Harvest Festival in 1992.

via News.