In a memo dated May 30th, SKMM – the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission – ordered the country’s ISPs to block several sites linked to file-sharing activity.
The usual suspects were on the list including Pirate Bay, MegaUpload, MegaVideo, DepostFiles and PutLocker. The government of Malaysia had previously warned that the sites infringe copyright law.
Now and completely predictably the recording industry are back for more. The Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) has called on the government to add another site to the list.
According to the outfit, jiwang.org specialises in providing illegal downloads of Malaysian music. It appears to be a site offering links to media stored on file-hosting sites.
Expect this Malaysian list to grow and grow, but file-sharing to continue.