Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Alleged CD, DVD pirate tried in court

Alleged CD, DVD pirate tried in court

Alleged CD, DVD pirate tried in court

A CD and DVD producer was sentenced to six months in prison at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday for illegally reproducing works trademarked by Cambodian outfit Town Production Company.

Presiding judge Lim Makaroan said that defendant Nhiek Kunthy, 29, was also ordered to pay a fine of 5 million riel (about $ 1,250) and another $60,000 in compensation to the plaintiff.

He added that Kunthy had been charged by the court prosecutor under Article 65 of Cambodia’s Trademark Law.

Brigadier General Ouk Saman, deputy chief of internal security police at the Ministry of Interior, said Kunthy was arrested in April along with five workers in Teuk Thla commune, in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district.

“He was arrested based on the complaint from the owner of Town Production Company,” Saman said.

In the raid on Kunthy’s production site, police seized thousands of fake CDs and DVDs and five disc-copying machines. Kunthy declined to comment on the case yesterday.

MOST VIEWED

  • EU parliament’s 13-point vote to decide on possible sanctions

    The European Parliament is due to vote on Thursday on a 13-point resolution on Cambodia – which includes a call for the treason charges against bailed opposition leader Kem Sokha to be dropped – a threat that could see the EU enforce a range of sanctions against

  • Government hits back at threats to pull EBA, suspend UN seat

    The spokesman for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has said the government is in no way concerned after the European Parliament gave it three months to reverse what it called the “systematic repression of the political opposition”. Ignoring the ultimatum could mean facing

  • Sar Kheng: Sokha requested security

    Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Sunday revealed the story behind the transfer of former opposition party leader Kem Sokha from Trapaing Phlong prison in Tbong Khmum province to his house in the capital. Speaking at the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) headquarters in Prey

  • Chinese influx pushing locals, Westerners out of Preah Sihanouk

    Some within the Kingdom’s tourism industry have speculated that the recent influx of Chinese visitors may hinder domestic tourism as the price of accommodations in the coastal city of Sihanoukville continues to rise. Preah Sihanouk province, which has become a hotbed for Chinese investment