Malaysia Continued Seizure CampaignAdded: Friday, June 24th, 2011
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After the Malaysian government decided to block some of file-sharing websites, the news raised controversy on the Internet. As a result, Malaysia has found itself the first country in South-East Asia resorting to such controversial method of fighting illegal file-sharing. The same was announced by the well-known hacker activist group Anonymous, which reacted quickly and promised to attack the country’s government’s online services in the wake of this action.
Just a few weeks ago the country’s government carried out the first stage of the campaign similar to the American “Operation In Our Sites”. In other words, the government ordered the ISPs to ban ten file-sharing websites for breaching the Malaysian Copyright Act. The list included The Pirate Bay and DepositFiles. Without being asked of their opinion, the broadband providers were notified to block their subscribers’ access to the listed services, although it was against the Malaysian Bill of Guarantees.
Today the country’s Recording Industry Association is going to block one more file-sharing website – jiwang.org. The authorities explain that this domain name is used to serve as a great unauthorized source for Malaysian music. Malaysian Recording Industry Association also argued that the website generated advertisement revenue from commercial organizations. Moreover, the pro-copyright outfit has filed a complaint with the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry related to jiwang.org.
After the country’s government had successfully banned the blacklisted file-sharing services, it received congratulations from Norman Abdul Halim, CEO of Malaysian Recording Industry Association, which clearly proved their cooperation.
Despite the fact that the ongoing seizure campaign violates the country’s Bill of Guarantees, which clearly says that the Internet cannot be filtered, Recording Industry Association justified the Internet censorship by saying that downloading copyrighted material was unauthorized and therefore not protected by the Malaysian laws. It seems that the country’s authorities want to deliver the following message to their citizens: we can easily adjust the legislation according to our own needs.
June 24th,2011Posted by:
Friday, June 24th, 2011
|posted by (2011-06-24 19:42:00)|
|HaHa! But Piracy In Malaysia Will Never Stop! Come Guys! You are The Best Source Providers!|
|With all of the problems this country has child traffiking,drugs, prostitution,pedophile tourists looking for a cheap thrill etc etc... . Why are they so concerned about file sharing? Its a sad sad world we live in.|
|posted by (2011-06-29 12:49:08)|
|Same to where I'm from. I feel you brother.||
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