FTA includes certain clause that will drive our local software company out of business, please don’t let this happen! Do not let what has happened to Australia happen to our ICT industry.
FTA will indirectly let US impose their laws (like DMCA) in our country by letting foreign companies to sue our government, this is clearly unacceptable for a sovereign country like Malaysia. Our ICT industry is endangered by (software) patents infringement lawsuit by US mega-corporations, effectively driving our local ICT companies out of business.
Forget about e-commerce or e-niaga, as a typical e-commerce website are covered in a shitload of patents (See: Patented Webshop). Our local entrepreneur websites will risk patent lawsuits from some faceless foreign companies right in our own soil!
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p/s: There’s no doubt that FTA with US will work great for our country, but there are certain clauses which are unacceptable to our local ICT businesses, this is because softwares themselves are unique in nature than other tangible products, and certain terms such Intellectual Property has blurry meaning concerning this issue.
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