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April 27, 2011

New Film and Video Act 2008

Thailand: IP Developments, Tilleke & Gibbins Client Newsletter

After more than 77 years under the previous legislation of 1930, a new Film and Video Act replacing its predecessor finally entered into force in Thailand on June 4, 2008. The new Act has considerable consequences for foreign producers shooting films in the Kingdom as well as for foreign films intended to be screened in the coun­try. Thailand is also unfortunately well known for the large number of pirated videos being sold on its streets. This new Act thus integrates certain provisions which may provide useful new options for sanc­tioning those selling such counterfeit products.

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