Intellectual Property Law

NLA approves Enactment of New Copyright Act

Date: 12 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

BANGKOK, Aug 12 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has voted to pass a new version of the Copyright Act.

The NLA has completed its deliberation of the new draft Copyright Act, which the special committee in charge of it has already vetted without making any changes.

As no member of the legislature objected to any details of the draft, the NLA assembly voted to pass it in the third reading although some questioned if the new law could actually be enforced within 120 days in order not to affect the passing of other related drafts.

The committee assured the NLA that the new Copyright Act will be in effect in time.

The NLA then moved on to review a report on the study of government policy to procure alternative energy, which is intended to help the country lessen its dependence on fossil fuel and switch to more environmentally-friendly renewable energy.

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