Informants are hampering Government efforts to close down optical-disc plants that are engaging in content piracy, said the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM).

Its chairman, Sandy Monteiro, said the plant operators would be tipped off whenever a raid was imminent and would shift the pirated products elsewhere before the authorities arrived.

“The law requires pirates to be caught in the act,” he said. “You can’t stop the tip-offs obviously, so maybe the courts could look into placing more weight on forensic evidence recovered during the raids, so that pirates can be brought to book without having to nab them red-handed.”

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Posted by: David Oh on 13/7/2005 11:39:18 PM