KPDNHEP to work with relevant Law Enforcement Agencies including Local Authorities, Police Di Raja Malaysia (PDRM), Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM) and Industry in an effort to combat physical and digital piracy. For the period from 2018 to September 2022, KPDNHEP has successfully combated the physical distribution of piracy as many as 531 cases with an estimated value of RM 5.4 million.
In addition to that, virtual enforcement is also one of the effective actions in blocking the spread of digital piracy in the internet medium, including actions for website blocking (web site blocking) and content removal (content removal).
This action is the fastest and most effective method in disabling the spread of digital piracy with the cooperation of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM) through the enforcement of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988 (Act 588) and the Industry or copyright owners. Malaysia is also often used as an example to other countries on the effectiveness of implementing website blocking (website blocking) and content removal (content removal) in disabling access to digital piracy.
For the period from 2018 to September 2022, KPDNHEP has successfully implemented blocking of websites (website blocking) that are suspected of containing copyright works without digital permission involving 2,252 websites and a total of 2,391 content suspected to have been taken down for action (content removal).
Furthermore, one of KPDNHEP’s initiatives to combat digital piracy is through the blocking of piracy websites such as the Cyber Copyright Enforcement (CYCORE) program. From 2021 until now, 27 films have participated in this program with a total of 319 blocked websites and 1,902 content takedowns have been successfully resolved.
KPDNHEP hereby asserts that, if any individual/dealer is found to be selling streaming technology devices that contain copyrighted works without permission, strict action will be taken under section 43AA, Copyright Act 1987. If convicted, the fine that can be imposed is not less than RM10,000.00 and not more than RM200,000.00 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 20 years or both.
In addition, KPDNHEP does not hesitate to take firm action by using the provision of offenses under the Prevention of Money Laundering, Prevention of Terrorism Financing and Proceeds from Illegal Activities Act 2001, which allows all accounts belonging to offenders/suspects to be frozen and confiscated if found guilty. The provision of this offense also applies to any business premises owner or building management who provides or rents their premises to individuals/dealers who carry out the activity of selling streaming technology devices containing copyrighted works without permission and piracy for abetting and collaborating with the dealer involved.