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The Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) is the national industry trade association set up to represent the locally incorporated recording companies in Malaysia. RIM currently represents 170 such companies and businesses, all of which are involved in the production, manufacturing and distribution of local and international sound, music video and karaoke recordings. This accounts for approximately 95% of all legitimate recordings in the music market of Malaysia.
 

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Going after music kiosks
Thursday, 21 September 2006

The Star Music Online

JOHOR BARU: The music industry will lose more than RM36mil a year if mobile phone subscribers choose to purchase illegal ringtones from 3,000 makeshift kiosks or pasar malam stalls nationwide. 

In a bid to prevent this, the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) has launched a nationwide operation on illegal operators and recorded its first success in Johor. 

Two kiosks containing 90,773 songs and ringtones were seized and a 25-year-old operator detained in a raid jointly conducted by RIM and the state Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs office at KipMart Tampoi at 3.40pm on Tuesday.  

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RIM, MMP set flat fee for digital music use
Tuesday, 01 August 2006

KUALA LUMPUR: It just got even easier for local content developers and telecommunications companies to utilise music in their services. 

The Recording Industry of Malaysia (RIM) and Malaysian Music Publishers Bhd (MMP) have agreed to a standard copyright fee of 8% of any royalties gained from the digital use of a song or a piece of music. 

Also, a content developer or telco now only needs to approach RIM for permission to use the music instead of going to the particular label, which can be time-consuming if there are several songs involved. 

 

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Know your tenants well
Monday, 24 April 2006

KUALA LUMPUR: Landlords be warned. Know your tenants well. 

From next year, building owners can be charged in court if pirated materials are found stored or sold in their property. 

Owners cannot claim ignorance by saying that they are renting out their premises, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal. 

They must be held responsible for their premises and, hopefully, this will teach them to be more careful about who they rent the premises to.

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Pirated CDs: New law to punish building owners
Monday, 24 April 2006

New Straits Time

KUALA LUMPUR: The full wrath of the law awaits building owners who allow compact disc pirates to operate on their premises.

First it was civil action as announced on Wednesday by the Recording Industries of Malaysia. Now a new law is being proposed to make it a criminal offence.

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry Datuk Shafie Apdal said at present, the ministry was powerless although they were aware that shops were selling counterfeit items under the table.

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Government cracking down on IP piracy
Monday, 24 April 2006

Malaysia is tightening its laws on intellectual property (IP) with plans to set up a special court to hear IP piracy and theft cases, as well as prosecute building owners that allow pirated goods to be traded at their premises, the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Mohd Shafie Apdal said.

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