Putrajaya — Three teenage students in Malaysia have been detained in raids at their houses for allegedly downloading local films without permit.
The students, one age 15 and two aged 18, were detained during raids code named “Ops Spyglass” in Selangor and Penang on October 29 and November 8, said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry’s enforcement director Roslan Mahayudin at a media conference on Monday.
He said the teens would be charged for making or having in their possession devices for the purpose of making infringing copies under Section 41 1(G) of the Copyrights Act of 1987, according to reports.
Roslan said a notice would be sent to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to block access to websites used as portals to download local films without permission of the copyright owner.
He also advised parents to monitor their children’s Internet activities to prevent them from engaging in illegal activities.