Monday, February 16, 2009

A review on *Legal* from My E-Commerce blog -*Cyber Success*-

Malaysian government announced that there will be some new guidelines to be enforced soon on Internet and cyber cafes.
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Cyber cafe normally attracts kids and children to play games. Thus, there are guidelines to be enforced to protect new the youth is to restrict minors under the age of 18 entering internet cafes. Such as those under 12 years old must be accompanied by parents or guardian and only allowed to stay up to 10.00pm. However, only the government regulation is not enough to prohibit all youth enter into cyber cafe those under 12 yrs old. The parent is play the important role to prohibit the youth enter the cyber cafe.
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Another guideline is enforced to protect to the youth from the influence of internet cafes. However, only the government check is not enough to block all prohibited sites from users. Compulsory installation of protective software can be one of the considerations to strengthen the initiatives.
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The government announced the internet and cyber cafe is prohibited from providing gaming activities, gambling, pornography, music and publications with negative element, besides that the cigarettes and alcohol to be prohibited from being sold in the cyber cafe. This guideline is enforced to prevent the Internet and cyber cafes from turning into the social ills, and can reduce the social ills.
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Illegal internet cafes should be punished such as legal internet cafes that fail to meet important guideline will have their licenses revoked. The legal duties are only claimed on operators or customers. It would be more effective if the responsibilities are imposed on staff. The business of internet and cyber cafe still can survive if provide some promotion and explain to customer in respect of these guidelines.
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3 comments:

Elvin Weice said...

The cyber cafe staff plays an vital role for controlling the underage youth. Nowadays , a standard cyber cafe will not allow customer to smoke or drink(alcoholic drinks) at the cafe.But if the government are trying to ban gaming activities, sure cyber cafe will forced into bankruptcy.

Aus said...

yeah .. if cyber cafe happen to be banned from gaming .. i dunno y thr is a reason for youngster go thr .. just for msn or browsing website is reli weird n for them is wasting money :)

d-expressionist said...

ya, now a day only few people will go to cyber cafe for the purpose of simply searching for information.They are more prefer on group gaming such as Dota, etc.
However, the purpose for the government to set such rules actually is to control over the playful youngster, indeed,i think this is a good way.