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Vietnamese cable Television (VCTV) infringed copyright

IP News from duytho.comThe inspectorate of Ministry of culture and information of Vietnam asserted that VCTV of Television of Vietnam infringed copyright because they presented a movie without the producer’s approval.

According to the official correspondence No. 286/TTr issued on June 8, 2006 by the inspectorate of Ministry of culture and information of Vietnam, VCTV presented an American movie titled “Collateral” and broke the law.

The inspectorate of Ministry of culture and information of Vietnam made a punitive decision to command VCTV to suspend immediately the infringement and confiscated the American movie. According to the inspectorate of Ministry of culture and information of Vietnam, on June 25, the chargé d’affaires of American Embassy in Vietnam sent an official correspondence to state that VCTV had broadcasted the movie “Collateral” without the owner’s approval. 

The official correspondence No. 286/TTr dated June 8, 2006 suggested measures to prevent the unauthorized broadcast of this movie. The inspectorate of Ministry of culture and information of Vietnam suggested that directors of Provincial Departments of culture and information direct their inspectorates to cooperate with culture and cultural security offices to enhance inspections and examinations in their areas, confiscate infringed objects and punish severely any person or organization breaking the law. 

“Collateral” was made by the director Michael Mann. It led box office revenues in Northern America during its first week in theatres. After three days in theatres, it earned $24.4 million. “Collateral” was popular with the twenty-five and above demographic. In this movie, Tom Cruise played the role of a hired assassin who forces an innocent taxi driver to act as his personal driver during the course of an evening of several assassinations.

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