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CD pirates to try home delivery

After the Malaysian government this week banned street sales of CDs, some traders now plan to introduce home delivery. The ban on CDs, including video CDs, is an attempt to curb pornography and illegal software. Officials estimate that about 70 percent of the 5,000 licensed traders deal in pornography and pirated CDs. The daily newspaper New Straits Times said some traders had distributed business cards to regular customers to enable them to place their orders. One unidentified video CD trader, who has been trading in pirated discs and cassettes at a flea market for about 10 years, told the newspaper that he would give his e-mail address to regular clients. "We have to continue to earn a living," he said. CNET Malaysia's Sreejit Pillai reported from Malaysia.

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After the Malaysian government this week banned street sales of CDs, some traders now plan to introduce home delivery. The ban on CDs, including video CDs, is an attempt to curb pornography and illegal software. Officials estimate that about 70 percent of the 5,000 licensed traders deal in pornography and pirated CDs.

The daily newspaper New Straits Times said some traders had distributed business cards to regular customers to enable them to place their orders. One unidentified video CD trader, who has been trading in pirated discs and cassettes at a flea market for about 10 years, told the newspaper that he would give his e-mail address to regular clients. "We have to continue to earn a living," he said.

CNET Malaysia's Sreejit Pillai reported from Malaysia.

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