Connect with us


TikTok & YouTube Users Are Free To Produce Videos AS USUAL Without Having To Apply For Licence


Source: Channel News Asia & TechCrunch

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Continuing with the FINAS saga that had shaken the youth community in Malaysia, the latest update that had been announced by Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah was that the social media users on existing platforms such as TikTok & YouTube are free to produce and upload “normal videos” as usual.

Datuk Saifuddin clarified that social media users can do so without having to fear for legal action taken against them by the National Film Development Corporation (FINAS).

He further emphasised that the Government “stands firm” in supporting the media freedom and individual rights in social media, as reported by BERNAMA.

“The Perikatan Nasional (PN) government has never used and has no intention to use the Finas Act to restrict an individual’s personal liberty in social media.”

This piece of news was released as a statement by FINAS yesterday (24 July) onto their Facebook page.

Kenyataan media YB Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia bertarikh 23 Julai 2020.Tajuk : Penjelasan Isu Lesen Perfileman FINAS

Posted by FINAS Malaysia on Khamis, 23 Julai 2020

Besides that, Datuk Saifuddin had also revealed that the Government will amend the FINAS Act 10981 (Act 244) by taking the current situation into consideration. Not just that, but the Communications and Multimedia Ministry will also amend other Acts under its purview to “remain relevant”.

“We will start the process of amending the Acts very soon,” he said.

This was prompted because during the Dewan Rakyat sitting on 23 July, he mentioned that all film producers are required to apply for the Film Production Licence and the Filming Authentication Certificate (SPP) before filming any content for online platforms or traditional channels.

So, there you have it! You don’t have to worry about having legal actions taken against you for uploading a video on social media (for now)!


Also read: “Back in 1981, there was no TikTok,” says Multimedia Minister To Clarify FINAS Licensing Issue

Screenshot 2020 07 25 At 9.44.56 Am

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Collage 3 2 Collage 3 2
News12 hours ago

“Keep boycotting” – Dr Akmal is NOT Happy About KK Mart’s Expanded Business in Uzbekistan

KK Mart once again made headlines but in a rather inspiring way. PMX’s recent visit to Uzbekistan was accompanied by...

Feat Image Instant Noodle Feat Image Instant Noodle
News13 hours ago

Study: M’sians Ate 1.64 Million Servings of Instant Noodles Last Year, 13th Highest in the World!

Since it was invented by Momofuku Ando in Japan back in 1958, instant noodles have become a staple food virtually...

Collage 2 2 Collage 2 2
News15 hours ago

“We won’t join them” – Cheras Teens Get Beaten Outside Restaurant by Gang Members for Not Joining Them

Some gang members are notorious to the extent that physical force is used to intimidate victims who “disobey” them. A...

My Post 1 2024 05 23T135856.920 My Post 1 2024 05 23T135856.920
News15 hours ago

Terengganu Resort Owner Fined RM25K for Organising ‘Aloha Party’ Without Approvals from Authorities

The owner of the private resort operating on Pulau Lang Tengah was fined RM25,000 for organising the ‘Aloha Party‘ without...

Collage 52 Collage 52
News17 hours ago

“They broke into my house, stole my motorcycle” – Another Footballer from Selangor FC Gets Targeted

With the perpetrators who assaulted 3 different footballers recently still on the loose, another football player from the Selangor FC...

Feat Image Botak Kl Feat Image Botak Kl
News18 hours ago

Study: 29.24% of Men in Malaysia Have Male Pattern Baldness, the 11th Highest in Asia

A recently published global study about male pattern baldness yielded some interesting results about the prevalent of bald men in...

My Post 1 2024 05 23T103601.660 My Post 1 2024 05 23T103601.660
News19 hours ago

Group in Alphard Ambushes Man in Batu Pahat, Believed to be Ah Longs or Debt Collectors

It’s scary to think that people can get ambushed anywhere, at any time! A person learned this the hard way...

My Post 2 53 My Post 2 53
News2 days ago

Ireland, Norway & Spain are Now Recognising Palestine as a State, Calls for Others to Join!

Countries all over the world have been divided in the Israel-Palestine conflict but one thing is becoming apparent now, the...


Latest Videos