Last month SKMM – the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission – ordered the country’s ISPs to block several sites linked to file-sharing activity after the government warned that they infringe copyright law.
On the list were the usual suspects including Pirate Bay, MegaUpload, MegaVideo, DepostFiles and PutLocker. Now it appears that another has been added – cyberlocker search site FilesTube.com.
“We were extremely surpised when we received information from our fans in Malaysia that we were blocked,” a FilesTube spokesperson told TorrentFreak. “We do not host files but we act like a search engine, like Google.”
As reported in our earlier article, FilesTube is no stranger to censorship. The service’s URL was blocked by Yahoo! Messenger.
“Our statement is clear: we can not believe that the freedom of speech on the Internet is not observed. Malaysia is a big and civilized country but they are starting to act like China,” FilesTube add.
To this end FilesTube have activated a new domain – FilesTube.me – so that Malaysians can circumvent the blockade of the .com domain.This post is from the News Bits section of TorrentFreak where we present stories from around the web in a concise summary format. Full TorrentFreak articles can be found here. If you have a tip please let us know. News Bits have their very own RSS feed