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Friday, 11 May, 2001, 12:37 GMT 13:37 UK
Thailand acts against counterfeiters
The authorities in Thailand have destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit products in a show of force against copyright piracy.

In a ceremony in the capital, Bangkok, Thai police used a bulldozer to crush thousands of 'brand name' copy watches, cassettes and compact discs.

They also cut up copies of Manchester United soccer shirts with scissors and used hammers to smash other items.

The United States and other industrialised countries have long pressed Thailand to take action against producers of counterfeit goods.

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