Reforms would end out-of-court deals

Reforms would end out-of-court deals - Bangkok Post, September 24, 2003
Violators of copyright laws will no longer be able to negotiate out-of-court settlements if a draft amendment to the 1994 Copyright Act goes through...
Copyright owners have been accused of having a preference for reaching out-of-court settlements in order to obtain quick compensation from violators.
" It seems like some copyright owners have exploited police officers," Pol Gen Sant Sarutanont, the national police chief, said recently.

The article forgets to mention the reason most IP cases in Thailand are settled out of court is that the court gets to take 50% of settlements!
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