Media company targets Chiang Mai businesses over music copyright licensing

Media company RS Public Company Limited is targeting Chiang Mai businesses that have no paid a license to play copyrighted music.

Mr. Rueangdecharin-in, Operations Manager for RS visited Mueang Chiang Mai Police and Phuping Ratchaniwet Police yesterday to file complaints against restaurants, pubs and karaoke bars who have been playing music without a license.

Under Thai law, any business playing copyrighted music requires a license to do so.

Channel 8 – notably owned by RS, reports that the company has previously publicized the requirement but business have ignored requests hence the decision to take legal action.

RS, along with acting as a copyright collection licensor also distributes music directly, manages musicians under its RS Music division and runs three radio stations.

Photo: Channel 8