The Enforcement of the Copyright Law in Thailand: What Could Be the Answer to Massive Copyright Violations in Thailand?
European Intellectual Property Review (EIPR), Vol. 33, No. 12, pp. 795-805, 2011
12 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2012 Last revised: 24 Jun 2014
Date Written: November 19, 2011
This article considers the challenges to the copyright enforcement and the copyright infringement problem in Thailand. It argues that the current practice and policy of the Thai Government which emphasises criminal prosecution for enforcing copyright law alone is not enough to deter copyright infringement in Thailand. To solve the copyright infringement problem, a combination of criminal and civil copyright regimes is needed. This must be done together with the introduction of effective remuneration mechanisms, as well as educating the Thai people to have a general awareness of the importance of copyright protection.
Keywords: copyright enforcement, copyright infringement, copyright and criminal prosecution, copyright and civil procedure
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