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PM orders authorities to get tough on online pirates

The prime minister has ordered intellectual property agencies and communications organizations to crack down on fake products being sold online.

online-piratesIt has been increasingly noted that the market for fakes has moved away from the traditional areas in markets, stores and roadside stall to online locations like websites, Facebook and Instagram.

And PM Prayut – under pressure from the international community to do something about the trade – is calling for more to be done, reports Daily News.

Through his government he is asking the Digital Economy department or DE and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to step up their efforts to wipeout the business.

Tossaporn Thangsubut said it was increasing noticeable that the market for fake products infringing copyrights and intellectual copyright infractions were moving away from the streets to online locations.

Meanwhile the government is not forgetting the traditional markets, department stores and stalls where pirated goods are often sold.

They are calling on the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) to step up checks at rented premises as well as asking railway authorities to check what is being sold on their property.

People renting retail space are being asked to report if illegal items are sold in their areas and revoke agreements where necessary.

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