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April 29, 2011

Thailand: Stopping IP Infringement on the Internet

Informed Counsel

Given the importance and ubiquity of computers and the Internet in daily life, it is crucial to have effective statutes for protecting intellectual property rights and combating infringement. Thailand’s Computer Crime Act, enacted on July 18, 2007, was initially intended to address issues in cyberspace not previously covered by Thai criminal law. However, the Act does not explicitly address intellectual property matters. In order to address this problem, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology has set up a committee to seek solutions that will allow the authorities to suppress IP infringement on the Internet. The committee’s key initiatives are described in this article.

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