5 Aug – The National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) is investigating a popular e-commerce platform that was found selling pirated Malaysian films.
FINAS CEO, Ahmad Idham Ahmad Nadzri, said that they have contacted the e-commerce platform involved and the seller of the films but have yet to receive any reply.
"FINAS has went to the e-commerce company's office after receiving complaints from several producers. However, the office was closed.
"The e-commerce company requested FINAS to send an e-mail. We have sent it but did not receive any response.
"FINAS gave them a deadline until yesterday evening. If the e-commerce company refuses to cooperate, we will have to request for a warrant from the court," he said, as reported on BH Online.
Ahmad Idham added that FINAS will take legal action under the Copyright Act 1987 if the e-commerce company does not possess a distributing license and has not received permission to distribute from the producers.
Reportedly, the three movies found sold on the e-commerce platform were ones recently released on Astro First, "Keluarga Iskandar The Movie", "Town Mall" and "Ada Apa Dengan Dosa", for a price of as low as RM1.
After making the payment, the buyers will be given a link or a disc. However, recent checks show that the e-commerce platform has removed all three movies.
(Photo source: Ahmad Idham's Instagram)