The U.S. ambassador to Thailand has urged the Thai government to "strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights" in a region where piracy costs the U.S. $200 million per year.
Thailand's 18 Internet service providers were warned to shutter Web sites containing "obscene and subversive content" on Dec. 20 or risk losing their licenses.
A Canadian government delegation met here Dec. 9 with Thai government officials and film producers to discuss establishing a bilateral film treaty.
Domestic Film DAILY
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.2M Cumulative:$28.9M Sony / Screen Gems -35.29%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$586,451 Cumulative:$307.9M Disney -24.71%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$506,166 Cumulative:$17.6M Warner Brothers -28.02%
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Major Cineplex Group is set to become Thailand's dominant exhibitor after it lists on Thailand's big board May 23.