Komunikasi dan Multimedia. 3. Undang-Undang Malaysia akta akta koMUnikasi dan MUltiMedia SuSunan SekSyen. BAHAGIAN I. MCMC is the regulator for the converging communications and multimedia industry in Malaysia. PADA menjalankan kuasa yang diberikan oleh perenggan 16(1)(c) dan seksyen Akta Komunikasi dan Multimedia [Akta ].

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If they do not shout and curse in public, then their behaviour should remain the same online. Under Section of the Communications and Multimedia Act, those found guilty of harassing or being offensive online can be fined a maximum of RM50, or jailed multimeeia to a year or both, he noted. But users should be careful with what they post because the laws of the land apply to cyberspace as well.

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Unfortunately, website owners now face the brunt of A due to the actions of their users. Social media, designed to be disseminated through social interaction, is created using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques, Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2. Bloggers now have an avenue to complain without incurring substantial legal fees. In this regard, website owners can be subject to an application to the court compelling them to reveal the identity of the commentor.

Dn can now access the Internet through their mobile devices whenever and wherever they are. The case was eventually settled. It is advisable not to repeat a rumour made by others, unless you can prove it.

Dr Geshina Ayu said these bullies were more daring online as they felt that they could get away with it. Muslim bin Ahmad was acquitted by the Sessions Court and Rutinin bin Suhaimin was discharged by the Sessions Court without his defense being called.

The above posting is [choose one or zkta In combating such problems, Facebook gave trade mark owners the opportunity to register their rights to the username before the launch of personalised username and URLs.

The consequence of being liable for defamation is grave. The most obvious, and the most important, step to take from being slapped with defamation action is to avoid defamatory statements.


A person who posted the offensive materials must have the intention to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person. If you want to do naughty things online, remember to mask your tracks e.

This ruling is interesting as it may be a defense for website owners who can argue that A does not apply to posting made by their users prior to July 31, Posting news content on Internet blogs, for example, is in some way similar to what mainstream news journalists do, but Law feels that bloggers are at a distinct disadvantage.

These websites keep a record mu,timedia your website and are quite useful when you lose the contents of your website. There will therefore be new laws and challenges ahead. Retrieved from ” https: We have to call a spade a spade.

The year will be another interesting year.

The explosion in Internet-based social networking — fuelled by ease of DIY publishing — is throwing up new challenges, business and legal, to the online community. The MCMC should ensure that its statement, in particular, the last paragraph, is accurate and not leave room for misinterpretation. Asohan said he expected the mud-slinging, and warned that things would get worse as polling day nears.

He opines that as social networking and blogging activity is still relatively new, there is little legal precedent to follow and there are many issues yet to be tested in court. By revealing such details, the commentors can be traced through their Internet service provider, etc. Judge Zaki Abdul Wahab postponed sentencing until tomorrow.

The Communications and Multimedia Act Malay: However, he does not think it is a bad law. With this, the dissemination of information may expand to methods which are unknown to us now.

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In Australia, a hairdresser won compensation for wrongful dismissal after losing her job for making unflattering remarks about her employer on her Facebook. However, in a separate defamation suit involving the same parties, the judge struck out the suit against Arachnid, as it had never played an active role in respect of the content of the comments posted on the website.

It would be foolish of employees to think they may say as they wish on their Facebook page with total immunity. Twitter on the other hand was not so lucky.


With this comes responsibility. But this also means that anyone can retrieve anything deleted from your website, including defamatory statements that had been removed.

One example which a non-governmental organisation complained about was the case of pro-opposition cyber troopers uploading a photograph of a woman online last month accompanied by harsh and vulgar comments.

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Examples of legislation see chart include the Sedition Act, Internal Security Act, muotimedia well as civil and criminal defamation laws — all of which have previously been invoked to bring an individual to court, most famously in the cases involving blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin.

Recently, a Malaysian High Court held that a website owner is liable for a hyperlink posted by a commentor that links to a website containing a defamatory statement. What amounts to obscene, indecent, false, menacing or offensive in character is quite wide.

It will be interesting to see what are the new tools for online social networking, and the new legal challenges for the online community.

Published in The Star Newspaper on 21 January The explosion in Internet-based social networking — fuelled by ease of DIY publishing — is throwing up new challenges, business and legal, to the online community. It can even put you in jail if komuhikasi falls under criminal defamation. Their pleas for the repeal or amendment of A are still unanswered.

Any significant legal reform on the use of the Internet is not yet on the horizon, and until then, social networkers and bloggers should be vigilant on their online behaviour. Internet trolls have been ,ultimedia amongst us and many still roam the streets of cyberspace. In the US case of Romano v. Always ensure that what you write is true. Improper use of network facilities or network service, etc.