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Both illegal download and file sharing sites block are wrong

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In responding to a few letters from your readers (The Star) on the recent action by MCMC to block 10 file sharing sites.

Any rational and conscious-minded person surely understands illegal downloading copyrighted digital materials is wrong legally and morally.

IF music and movie owners and our government believe blocking file sharing sites is a right approach to counter such WRONG action, I wish to say they are as wrong as those file sharers who upload and download copyrighted materials not owned by them to file sharing sites.

Whether Malaysia’s Cyber and Copyrights Laws allow MCMC to block file sharing sites without a court order is still another debatable legal subject. But MCMC’s decision to block file sharing site is morally and legally wrong based on these factual arguments.

Firstly, our government has broken MSC Bills of Guarantee which affecting its international credibility.

Secondly, these file sharing sites clearly state no illegal materials are allowed, the onus to inform them of and remove copyrighted materials from free sharing is on the shoulders of copyright owners.

Thirdly, there are many legitimate users who use these file sharing sites for […]