Thais warned to beware of new Copyright Act

(30 July 2015) The Commerce Ministry has urged people to study the details of the new Copyright Act carefully before sharing information online or trading second-hand products.

The new law will take effect on August 4. Deputy Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn said it would have eight main features.

First, it will focus on tackling internet plagiarism. It will attempt to protect creators of content published on the internet and to keep up with changes in the way media content is used, and exploited. Any information sharing must give credit to the owner of the content or its copyright.

It will also stringently punish hackers or people who break passwords or use information without permission.

Read the story in full by Petchanet Pratruangkrai in The Nation.