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In Thailand, Copyright Enforcement Comes as a Shock - The land of fake Rolex watches, knockoff DVDs and counterfei...

In Thailand, Copyright Enforcement Comes as a Shock - The land of fake Rolex watches, knockoff DVDs and counterfei...

Thai duo Mowgli at a concert to popularize changes to copyright laws. James Hookway/The Wall Street Journal PHRA PRADAENG, Thailand—The land of fake Rolex watches, knockoff DVDs and counterfeit Viagra is now discovering copyright, and it is coming as a bit of a shock for many Thais. This laid-back Buddhist kingdom isn't exactly a bastion of intellectual property protection. All manner of knockoffs are available for sale on the neon-lit sidewalks of the capital, Bangkok, ensuring Thailand has a prominent place on numerous intellectual property blacklists. There is even a museum of counterfeit goods in downtown Bangkok. This free-for-all extends to local music, too. Boonserm Panyasamphan says he doesn't mind if other bands play his group Turbo's best known hit, an erotically-charged footstomper called "I Have an Itchy Ear." He has made a living out of other people's songs fo...

Full article: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142405270230425...

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