THAI COMPUTER RELATED OFFENSES ACT OF 2007

A much-needed computer crimes law was passed in Thailand, in 2007. The results have baffled Internet freedom advocacy groups, with one labeling it “incomprehensible. “ The drafted Act appears overly broad, since an Internet Service Provider (ISP) is defined in a way that anyone allowing another to use their computer becomes an ISP. In fact, lending a data storage site or resource also makes one an ISP, despite the fact there may be no hookup involved. The upshot is that any travelers to Thailand need be appraised at how broad this new Intellectual Property law is and how easy it would be to fall afoul of it. Worse, the rights of search and seizure, and broad scope of possible agents allowed to carry it out, is stunning. To better understand this law, this article answers the following questions: How Does the Computer Related Offenses Act Define an Internet Service Provider? What are the Crimes and Punishments the New Computer Law Describes?

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How Does the Computer Related Offenses Act Define an Internet Service Provider?
What are the Crimes and Punishments the New Computer Law Describes?

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