In support of copyrighted content


PRESMA and PRIMAS laud High Court’s ruling on broadcast of unauthorised content at commercial premises

PERSATUAN Pengusaha Restoran Muslim Malaysia (PRESMA) and Persatuan Pengusaha Restoran India, Malaysia (PRIMAS) lauded the landmark ruling by the KL High Court against a local commercial premises for showing copyrighted works of sports and entertainment content without the consent of the Premier League and Astro, thereby committing an act of copyright infringement under Section 36 of the Copyright Act, 1987.

This ruling sets a clear precedent that any commercial premises that shows content to its customers using illegal streaming devices and therefore, without the consent of the content owner, will be in breach of the Copyright Act, 1987.

Such commercial premises can therefore expect legal claims to be brought against them and be liable to pay damages to the content owner.

“We are running a legal business and want to ensure that all services under us are legal,” said PRESMA president Datuk Jawahar Ali.“We are running a legal business and want to ensure that all services under us are legal,” said PRESMA president Datuk Jawahar Ali.

“This declaration from the High Court sets a crucial precedent by making it clear that it is illegal for commercial premises to show content from unauthorised sources,” said PRESMA president Datuk Jawahar Ali.

“We are running a legal business and want to ensure that all services under us are legal. As Muslim business owners, it is very important to operate in a halal manner and in accordance with our religion. Consumers and Muslims should support food and beverage outlets that subscribe to legal TV commercial packages. Piracy is theft and is haram.”

“PRIMAS fully supports the enforcement of copyright laws among businesses, as it is important to protect the rights of our members who use legal services,” said PRIMAS president Govindasamy Jayabalan.“PRIMAS fully supports the enforcement of copyright laws among businesses, as it is important to protect the rights of our members who use legal services,” said PRIMAS president Govindasamy Jayabalan.

“The ruling is timely and PRIMAS fully supports the enforcement of copyright laws among businesses, as it is important to protect the rights of our members who use legal services,” said PRIMAS president Govindasamy Jayabalan.

“This is especially important as we are now in the endemic phase, our members can operate without restrictions and therefore are showing legal and high-quality sports and entertainment such as the on-going FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 to attract more customers.”

PRESMA and PRIMAS urge Malaysians to support food and beverage businesses that subscribe to legal commercial TV services to provide its customers with the best viewing and customer experience.



The public can report illegal broadcast of pirated sports and entertainment content at commercial premises to the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) through its hotline 1-800-886-800 / 03-8882 6088/6245, WhatsApp 019-279 4317 / 019-848 8000, email e-aduan@kpdnhep.gov.my or via the ezAdu app.

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