Copyright Protection in Thailand: Should the Establishment of the Copyright Collecting Societies (CCS) and Licensing Scheme System Be the Solution to the Problem of Copyright Infringement in the Thai Education Sector?
Intellectual Property Quarterly (IPQ), 2012 Issue 3, page 173-200.
29 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2012 Last revised: 14 Nov 2014
Date Written: June 20, 2012
This article considers the problem of copyright infringement and the lack of a copyright collecting society (CCS) and a licensing scheme system in the Thai education sector. It illustrates that the establishment of the CCS and a licensing scheme system in the Thai education sector will help to reduce the number of copyright infringements as well as improving the effectiveness of copyright protection regime in that sector. Nevertheless, the establishment of the CCS without any legal controls upon its activities would result in further problems, so this article contends that such establishment must be carried out together with the introduction of a regulation and a governmental body to prevent the CCS from abusing its licensing scheme or its powers in an anti-competitive way.
Keywords: copyright collecting society, licensing scheme, copyright infringement, anti-competitive
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