Copyright Act, BE 2537 (1994)/Chapter 6

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This is an official translation of the legislation of Thailand provided by the Council of State of Thailand, taken from Thailand Lawyers, Attorneys & Legal Services



COPYRIGHT ACT
BE 2537 (1994)
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Chapter 6
Litigation as to Copyright and Performers' Rights

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Object of the litigation
62. It shall be presumed in a litigation with respect to copyright or performer's rights, no matter it is a civil or criminal case, that the work in dispute is a copyright work or the subject of performer's rights by virtue of this Act and the plaintiff is the owner of copyright or performer's rights in such work or subject, unless the defendant argues that no one owns the copyright or the performer's rights or disputes the plaintiff's right.


As for a work or a subject bearing a name or a substitution for name of a person claiming to be the owner of copyright or performer's rights, the person who owns the name or the substitution for name shall be presumed to be the author or the performer.


As for a work or a subject bearing no name or no substitution for name, or bearing a name or a substitution for name but ownership in copyright or performer's rights is not raised therein and having a name or a substitution for name of a person claiming to be the printer or the publisher or the printer and publisher, the person who is the printer or the publisher or the printer and publisher shall be presumed to be the owner of copyright or performer's rights in such work or subject.

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Prescription
63. No action of copyright infringement or performer's rights infringement shall be filed after three years as from the day the owner of copyright or performer's rights becomes aware of the infringement and of the identity of the infringer; provided that the action shall be filed not later than ten years as from the day the infringement of copyright or performer's rights takes place.


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Compensation for the injured
64. In the case of infringement of copyright or performer's rights, the court has the authority to order the infringer to compensate the owner of copyright or performer's rights with damages the amount which the Court considers appropriate by taking into account the gravity of injury, including the loss of benefits and the expenses necessary for the enforcement of the right of the owner of copyright or performer's rights.


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Right of the person to be injured to protect himself
65. In case there is an explicit evidence that a person is doing or about to do any act which is an infringement of copyright or performer's rights, the owner of copyright or performer's rights may seek a judicial injunction to order the person to cease or refrain from such act.


The judicial injunction according to paragraph one does not prejudice the owner of copyright or performer's rights to claim damages under Section 64.


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Compoundable offences
66. All offences under this Act are compoundable.


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