THAILAND COPYRIGHT ACT OF 1994

Thailand is a coastal Asian state bordering Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia, about twice the size of Wyoming, United States, with 65 million residents. Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never colonized by a European state. The Thai nation goes back to the mid-14th century, when it was known as Siam. While copyright-type laws have been known for a century, the fact is that modern Thailand has been judged a scofflaw on copyright enforcement by the U.S. Thailand has the Copyright Act B.E. 2537 (1994) to protect Intellectual Property. When reformed, the law did add computer software as part of the literary copyright; although, since the law was enacted in 1994, it does not directly cover the Internet. To better understand this law, these questions will be answered: Who is an Author & What Things can be Copyrighted Under Thai Law? How Does One Qualify For Copyright Under Thai Law? What is the Term of Thai Copyright?

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Who is an Author & What Things can be Copyrighted Under Thai Law?
How Does One Acquire Copyright Under Thai Law?
What is the Term of Thai Copyright Protection?

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