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Three Ages of Incertitude – Thailand’s Struggles to Protect Translation Rights for Foreign Literary Works

Translation Rights for Foreign Literary Works

EPISODE 2 The Second Age (1978 – 1994): A Spider Caught in Its Own Web In 1978, the Copyright Act B.E. 2521 (A.D. 1978) came into force, with the following provision: Section 42: Works protected by copyright under the laws of a country which is party to a convention on protection of copyright to which […]

Three Ages of Incertitude – Thailand’s Struggles to Protect Translation Rights for Foreign Literary Works

Translation Rights for Foreign Literary Works

EPISODE 1 The First Age (1931 – 1978): Quietly Opening the Floodgates Thailand acceded to the Berne Convention in 1931 – the 36th country to have done so in history. In the same year, the first international-style Copyright Law was enacted. Nine decades on, that first incarnation of the Berne principles has undergone immense transformations, […]