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With effect from January 2003, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumet Affairs has made it compulsory for all original optical discs (CD, VCD, DVD, CDR, CDI, LD and MD) as well as cassettes and video tapes to be labeled with the ministry’s original label prior to being released into the market. Do you agree that such illegal action can be easily prevented? Discuss your views.
How can you prevent yourself from watching illegal actions in today’s globalization that everything is at your fingertips? Will you blame your parents or the government which has made compulsory to label all the original optical discs that have been censored from illicit actions? The sources to view them are very huge and the widespread of pirate DVDs and CDs among the citizens that dirty animations are not being cut is also the main reason. Besides, it is not possible nowadays for cunning people to imitate the labels on the optical discs. Therefore, we strongly agree that illegal scene are still cannot be prevented easily.
Internet is a sophisticated way to get on the net. Nowadays, our government possesses an extraordinary step to enhance the connection in our country by setting up a network coverage that covers from all corners of the country. Wifi and broadband manager are two common servers that provide internet connection whereby people can surf the web whenever they want. Thus, downloading and watching any latest movie in websites like tonton.com, youtube, and bittorent.com can be accessed just in an effortless way. Furthermore, a research made by Domestic Trade Centre proved that, about 70% of citizens in our country prefer to download any latest movies and videos while only 15% of them choose to buy optical device as their collections. Therefore, labeling the optical discs does not seem to be working in preventing illegal action since only minority of Malaysian purchase them. Downloading any entertainment from the web, somehow can lead to degradation of moral values because some of the aggressive parts in the movie are not being censored. The icing of the cake is that the government should control the usage of internet among the citizens strictly.
Though the widespread news about labeling original optical disc by the government is published, most of the citizens are still choosing to buy pirate discs. Economic Malaysia Journal states that 99.1% of the citizens agree that price is the main issue for this matter. Usually, the price of the original optical disc is five times more expensive compared to pirate disc. Therefore, a lot of people are still able to watch illegal action from the pirate optical disc since the contents are not censored before they were sold. Rather than that, the availability of original optical disc is very limited where only certain places provide them compared to pirate ones. To prove that, famous Chinatown and popular Petaling Street are two of the most places to be visited by the citizens or even the foreigners. Besides providing a lot of unique and beautiful souvenirs, bootleg DVDs and CDs are very easy to be found. Malaysia is a well-known country yet this eyesore scenario is still happening.
Regrettably, irresponsible people who are expert in technology have misused their ability only to gain more money by imitating the original label of the optical discs illegally. As a result, the buyers cannot identify whether it is original product or not. Try to imagine, if the underage teenagers buy the products from this irresponsible party such as movies or video games that contain banned action, thus without parents’ guidance, they will easily get influenced by the negative values. In the meantime, they will absolutely practice those illegal actions in the real life due to the brainwashed by the dirty scenes. Global mass media is one of the sources of technology that is manipulated by the immoral people to carry out their illicit activity in order to form fake labels. In final consideration, these unethical activities prove that illegal action still cannot be prevented thoroughly. Please bear in our mind that illegal animation, in fact, can be hidden bravery by the fearless man with the power of technology.
To put it laconically, other alternative ways should be implemented rather than labeling all original optical discs since this issue does not succeed to overcome illegal actions though it has been carried out about a decade ago. Please realize that people still have many sources to watch illicit scenes. Hence, we should find out the root for this problem that should be overcome rather than continuing what we have done so far to solve this matter.