07 May, 2009

Road block to steal your stash of CDs.

I received this email early this morning from my dad.... I am highly sceptical on how true it is but should it be true it is better to be safe than sorry. I can't leave this fact alone really but the ops is a waste of time why so?

 Friend confirmed this true...pls be careful

 Please do not keep any pirated or burned CDs, DVDs, or VCDs in your car.
 Police and Domestic Trade & Consumer Affairs Ministry's enforcement
 division have started the operation to search and fine anyone who keep
 pirated disc inside their car especially through road block at all main
 road and expressways.

 If any pirated or burned disc found inside your car will be charged
 RM400 per disc. Example 30 discs found means the fine will be RM12,000.

 So be extra caution & careful....

Ok now lets see how smart is this action (if such an ops is true)...
First how could they prove that the copied CDs are pirated copies?
I mean there are many and honestly many legal sites out there that allow members to download music legally for practically free!

Next in this hi-tech digital age who the hell needs audio CDs anymore?! You can get your music off iTunes for dirt cheap and burn them all into one CD in MP3. That is pratically hours worth of music on one CD.... you can have a round trip from KL to Perlis and still have a lot of songs to spare.

What right does the authorities have to ransack your personal belongings without a warrant? So dont tell me they have a general warrant~ and just merely fill in the blanks and the letter is presigned by a judge. Preposterous is what I say.

Sometimes such ideas are simply idiotic~ why not start with the lawmaker's family members first. Than the members of the authority than members of the cabinet and thier families than you can talk and just try to start with the rakyat.

Niat mulia tetapi perlaksanaan yang bangang, gampang dan tidak beradap.

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