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Thai actress to file charges against an American author over 'hooker' book

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If the author of the book has indeed used the photo without permission I hope the court throws the book at him.

I think what shock she must got when she first saw her picture on the hooker book....

In entertainment and public life the rule is that there is no bad publicity. Didn't hurt Clinton and he even shook his finger and lied about it. Hasn't hurt Obama and he was reportedly practicing his debate against Romney while the Benghazi ambassador and three other Americans were being slaughtered then lied that spontaneous protesters killed them instead of the al-Qaeda-linked militants everybody in the loop knew were responsible.

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This bloke may be the twit of the year but he may not. How do we know he's not sitting in a deckchair in Barbados with a G+T and smiling at the thought of this woman trying to take legal action against him. After all; after living here for a while most of us could write a book or mag' about what goes on and stick a picture on the front of some fine looking woman.

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Let's hold off judgement on whether or not the author violated any copyright restrictions on the photo. She may have signed a release to the photographer who took the picture and the author may have paid the photographer for it's use

Don't you think that the Thai Girl in the above photo from Thai Love Links.com signed a release for her photo to be used in advertising for that web site, and if paid for, don't you think that the copyright holder could use it for another advertising program that she may or may not like. A release is a release

But you have to laugh at her naivety thinking that reporting something to the Thai police makes any difference in the rest of the world

Hey puff brains this is a civil problem, not a criminal one

But you have to laugh at her naivety thinking that reporting something to the Thai police makes any difference in the rest of the world.

It's often required or prudent before bringing a civil lawsuit against someone, I had to in a case I filed. The police reports are then submitted as part of the evidence. You can also get the police to investigate certain aspects of the case that you want to verify.

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If the author cannot even get the cover right...the content of the book must be even worse.

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The books author is liable for fraudulently representing what the average hooker looks like as they sure don't typically look like her (farang market)

Didn't a well known massage place in bkk emmanuelle have to remove the huge billboard of the baywatch girl after she took legal action.

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Ahh...it seems there's two different versions at least of this book.... one paperback and one Kindle ebook, each with different cover photos...

But the woman on the cover of the e-book looks kind of familiar from somewhere also.... and I don't mean from some bar on the guy's island home.

Paperback version with Nok:

http://www.amazon.com/Thai-Hookers-101-Prostitutes-Thailand/dp/1481852795/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1399432008&sr=1-1

Kindle version with different cover:

http://www.amazon.com/Thai-Hookers-101-Prostitutes-Thailand-ebook/dp/B009AML8PA/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1&qid=1399432008

Both listed as having been published in late 2012, so this stuff has been around for awhile.

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She's going to sell a lot of those books for that guy.

She should be so lucky. With this vanity-published book already climbing in popularity all the way to 218,974 on the e-book best-sellers list, she's not going to get any money off him worthwhile. She can afford a US lawyer, though, and thus make the guy look even stupider than he is. And she and the shyster play it right, she can get a few dollars out of Amazon for pimping and profiting off this illegal book, enough to pay off the mouthpiece and come out even or a little better, anyhow.

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I just wish i could make that ping ping ball popping sound the touts are making on khao san road on this forum. What does she expect? despite being illegal prostitution is Thailand is perhaps the largest and well known prostitution market in the entire world. That's a fact, not slander.

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Big trouble in Thailand for this author now. Ms Wattanna will have more cash than him for a lawyer to get him banged up, so he's pretty screwed. A cool sharp exit is required.

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It is a fact that there are many more hookers in Thailand than most counties in the world. Thai people should learn to accept it and live with it. Sex is cheap and plentiful here.

got any stats to back that up?

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What disturb me the most is the name they give to this girl , Thai actress .... When you play in silly soap opera you are far to be an actress ... She should be happy , he career will boost .

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I just wish i could make that ping ping ball popping sound the touts are making on khao san road on this forum. What does she expect? despite being illegal prostitution is Thailand is perhaps the largest and well known prostitution market in the entire world. That's a fact, not slander.

got stats to back that fact?

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It is a fact that there are many more hookers in Thailand than most counties in the world. Thai people should learn to accept it and live with it. Sex is cheap and plentiful here.

got any stats to back that up?

I don't think there are any stats in a country where officially prostitution doesn't exist .. But I rarely see sex tourists go to NYC or London for their holidays ..

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Although I must admit feeling a great deal of sympathy for the girl, if you are going to take photos like that and plaster them all over the internet, you can only expect....uh....a certain image, if you represent yourself that way then people will think of you that way. She is just a young wannabe grasping for attention 'Look ! Look at me ! I have big tits ! Look at them ! Love me ! Give me publicity ! I want to be famous and make nlots of money !!!' Well, she got some attention, but not the kind she wanted, but that is herown fault to a certain extent.

Seems a little bit hypocritical as so many Thais steal intellectual properties and sell copies of them to make money. You could see this as a similar misuse / abuse of intellectual property ( though I use that term loosely for slutty photos ). If Thailand's court system does try to pursue this then it will be teasing the corners of the lid of Pandora's box and could lead to a flurry of court action against Thailand.....I actually kind of hope it happens...

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I wonder when the release of the movie / dvd: "Thai Hookers 101 - What You MUST Know About ..." is due ???

Will she have a part in it ???

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