Music pirates are less inclined to hawk their wares in the open, now that they can be arrested for the offence, said the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM).

“We don’t see them in their usual haunts,” said RIM chief executive officer Tan Ngiap Foo.

Suspected music pirates could only be issued with summonses until the copyright law was amended in 2003 to give Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry officers the power of arrest.

Tan said 27 arrests were made over the past two months and this is having an impact on music piracy in the country.

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Posted by: David Oh on 25/10/2005 9:35:21 AM