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Printer in court over copyright

Printer in court over copyright

Phnom Penh Penh Municipal Court heard the case yesterday of a printing shop owner accused of copyright infringement by an author of textbooks who is also an official working with the Council of Ministers.

Judge Kor Vandy said 42-year-old Tin Long, owner of Kim Long Printing House and Kim Long Library in the capital’s Chamkarmorn district, is accused of printing more than the agreed-upon number of books for En Yoeun, 43, and selling them.

“He has accepted to print 2,000 copies of criminal code dictionary books, 6,000 copies of family marriage books and 2,000 copies of books on the institutions of the Kingdom of Cambodia from the author. But he has printed an additional 100 copies for each title book without acknowledgment or approval from the author,” he said.

Yoeun is asking for $30,000 in compensation as well as legal punishment against Long, who said he made extra copies in case others were damaged during printing and as samples for other clients.

A verdict is expected on June 4.

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