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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.

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