Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission blocks 10 file sharing sites

The MCMC has imposed a ban on 10 file sharing sites for Malaysian users.


While it is true that there is a lot of pirated content up there, there’s also a lot of legit files. File sharing sites do not only disseminate pirated content, but it’s a way for the average joe to host a file to thousands of people.

For example:

You’re a custom ROM developer for a phone and your ROM is about 200 MB. You need a way to host this file without having to fork out huge amounts of cash. You can either create a torrent for it or upload it to a file-sharing site. Now MCMC has denied you this opportunity.

Or let’s say you have a huge PDF that just won’t fit in any e-mail, same story!

Putting a complete ban on the major file sharing sites is a poorly thought out move and is contrary to the guarantee made by the Government not to censor the internet.

BoG 1:   To provide a world-class physical and information infrastructure.

BoG 2:   To allow unrestricted employment of local and foreign knowledge workers.

BoG 3:    To ensure freedom of ownership by exempting companies with MSC Malaysia Status from local ownership requirements.

BoG 4:   To give the freedom to source capital globally for MSC Malaysia infrastructure, and the right to borrow funds globally.

BoG 5:   To provide competitive financial incentives, including Pioneer Status (100 percent tax exemption) for up to ten years or an Investment Tax Allowance for up to five years and no duties on the importation of multimedia equipment.

BoG 6:   To become a regional leader in Intellectual Property Protection and Cyberlaws.

BoG 7:   To ensure no censorship of the Internet.

BoG 8:   To provide globally competitive telecommunications tariffs.

BoG 9:   To tender key MSC Malaysia infrastructure contracts to leading companies willing to use MSC Malaysia as their regional hub.

BoG 10: To provide a high-powered implementation agency to act as an effective one-stop super shop.

To circumvent this you can either use a custom DNS (like Google DNS or OpenDNS) or use BolehVPN and ensure that it is using the VPN’s DNS.

Source: TheStar

4 Responses to “Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission blocks 10 file sharing sites”

  1. prasad Says:

    “poorly thought out move” Is anybody surprised by the action of the current gov. Corrupt and stupid.
    MCMC still thinks it has any control over the internet :)

  2. pitboss Says:

    Actually if you refer to BoG, its a fight between No 6 and 7 and looking at it, No 6 wins at the moment.
    And no, MCMC not stupid, they just playing by the book cause legally they have to act if those site are against the law and since no one other than the copyright owners filing complains at the KPDNKK, MCMC has to follow the legal point of view. BoG is not a legal binding document but the copyright akta is. Anyway it is a harmless block that give the govt cheap publicity of fighting for the copyright owners and still give a noob about 8 secs to bypass the block.

  3. masterelr Says:

    So eh… how DO we bypass the block?

  4. mstan-20 Says:

    Please let me know how can we bypass this :(

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