I think the copyrights and Intellectual Property (IP) awareness are low in my country. I think most of those who are interested or aware of the rights and IP are artists, photographers, and industrial companies.
But, I’m surprised to know that there is a Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA) that was established in 1989! The organisation also held a MIPA’s National Intellectual Property Convention in May 2014.
I believe it is also important to educate students and faculty members at higher education institution pertaining to copyrights and IP issues, instead of just focusing on plagiarism, which is also a related issue.