Saturday, November 27, 2010

New law to end illegal downloading of music and movies _ Malay Mail - November 26 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: The free-and-easy days of illegal downloading of music and movies may soon be over. A proposed new law will enable Internet Service Providers (ISP) to suspend or terminate the Internet accounts of P2P (peer-to-peer) users.
This new law called the ISP Liability act, will be tabled in Parliament next month, according to Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) chairman Norman Halim.
RIM has been lobbying the Government for an ISP Liability act for the past 5 years as illegal online downloads have been cannibalising the legitimate sales of music, worldwide.
“The act makes the ISPs responsible for curbing online piracy. The ISPs will be fined if they don’t take action against illegal downloaders. The ISPs have the technology to track P2P users,” said Norman.
However, he said that the fine amount had yet to be determined.
ISPs will send two warning letters to illegal downloaders. Should the downloaders still persist, the Internet access will be suspended or even terminated.
“Other countries that have such an act have seen their respective music industries recover.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thought for the Day - 23rd November 2010, Bhagawan Baba’s 85th Birthday

It is a matter of great bliss to be loved by many. To win over the hearts of so many is a sign of Divinity. I love everyone and everyone loves Me. Do not hurt anyone by your harsh words and do not enter into any evil paths. Recognise the truth that God pervades everything from microcosm to macrocosm. With Shraddha and Vishwasa (sincerity of purpose and faith) and self-confidence, you can achieve anything in the world. Love God from the depths of your heart. Follow Swami's commands and you will attain everything and be victorious in all your endeavours!

Thought for the day as written at Prasanthi Nilayam today
23rd November 2010 - Bhagawan Baba's 85th Birthday