Copyright Watchdog Group Voices Concerns Over Thailand

April 2004
Book Publishing Report;4/5/2004, Vol. 29 Issue 12, p4
Trade Publication
The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) has expressed concerns over what it calls devastating piracy in Thailand. "The Royal Thai government needs to take urgent action now to begin reducing the high levels of piracy that infect this market," said Eric Smith, president of the Washington, D.C. based IIPA. The rampant piracy in the country has spread to trade books, video games, CDs, DVDs and other frequently pirated intellectual property, Smith said. According to Smith if trade book publishers can have greater access to foreign markets, particularly Asia, they can uncover major new revenue opportunities.


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