Set up computer software rental company: Muhyiddin
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LUMPUR - Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin
Yassin yesterday proposed that the private sector set up a company to rent
out computer software to consumers.
said that this would not only reduce the use of pirated software but would
also help consumers to save installation costs.
only have to rent the software and when we're done, we return it to the
company," he told reporters after opening a seminar on
"Intellectual Property Rights and Globalisation: According to the
Islamic Perspective" organised by the ministry and the Malaysian
Institute of Islamic Understanding (Ikim), here.
said that if the move was not against the law, the ministry would give
encouragement to any party wanting to set up such a company.
efforts to curb pirated video compact disc (VCD) problem, he said that the
ministry could step up the raids but the problem would not end without the
cooperation of consumers, the industry and the copyright owners.
some cases, the copyright owners did not even turn up to help the
prosecution after the arrests were made," he said.
was stressing this point because of allegations that the ministry was not
carrying out enough raids to curb the problem, he said.
said that following the raids, the ministry had succeeded in reducing the
number of pirated VCD outlets at the night markets to 520 from 2,000.
also said that the ministry wanted to lower the copyright infringement
rate to that in the developed countries, which is 20 per cent.
we can go down to 20 per cent, then we have achieved the international
benchmark," he said.