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Copyright group dooms Thai listing

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The top lobbying group driving US government policy on copyrights and trademarks has asked Washington to upgrade the rating of Thailand because the government has increased cooperation and changed political direction on the issue. 

The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), an alliance of industry groups pushing for tougher laws on piracy and counterfeits, said it believes the Yingluck Shinawatra government may be about to reverse years of abuse of intellectual property (IP) laws.

The group voted to "recommend that Thailand be moved to the Watch List" in the 2013 report of international IP violators by the US Trade Representative (USTR) in April.

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