by Mike Masnick
Thu, Jan 21st 2010 1:29pm
All over the world, it seems, the entertainment industry keeps pushing for ever more draconian copyright laws. Copycense points us to the latest out of Malaysia, where an amendment to the Copyright Act would making owning a single counterfeit DVD illegal. Yes, just owning it. In most places, it's distributing or reproducing that causes infringement. But now we're adding owning to the list. Imagine buying what you thought was a legitimate DVD and then being dragged to court for it. That seems reasonable.
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