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Software pirates in the crosshairs

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The government plans to cut Thailand's software piracy level to 68% this year in a bid to persuade the United States to remove the country from its Priority Watch List (PWL) of the most serious intellectual property rights (IPR) violators. 

The US has put Thailand on its PWL every year since 2007.

The list carries no threat of sanctions but is aimed at shaming governments into fighting piracy and updating copyright laws.

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