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NMG takes legal action over alleged copyright violation

Jun 06. 2019
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By The Nation

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The Nation Multimedia Group (NMG) has filed criminal cases against two media monitoring service companies for violation of its copyright by using articles and news reports for commercial purposes without permission.

NMG’s subsidiaries Krungthep Turakij Media Co Ltd, Nation News Network Co Ltd and Kom Chad Luek Media Co Ltd as plaintiffs filed criminal cases with the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court on April 9 against iSentia Bangkok Co Ltd and iSentia Monitoring Services (Thailand).

The two companies are subsidiaries of iSentia Group, a listed company located outside Thailand.

The two companies have been accused of using copyrighted work, articles and news appearing in The Nation, Krungthep Turakij and Kom Chad Luek newspapers over the past year for commercial gains by duplication, modification and publication for their clients in exchange for fees without authorisation or consent from Nation Group, according to the NMG management.

The three newspapers are the main print publications of Nation Group.

The court has fixed dates for preliminary hearing of these three cases. Krungthep Turakij’s case will be heard on July 8, Nation News Network’s complaint will be heard on July 15 and Kom Chad Luek’s on July 22. 

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