The need for a special court to hear cases involving copyright infringement is pressing, said the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry.
While hundreds have been arrested and charged for the offence, most of these cases remain backlogged in the courts, said the Ministry.
Deputy Minister S. Veerasingam said the courts favour hearing high-priority cases, and those to do with intellectual property are considered a lower priority.
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Posted by: David Oh on 13/4/2005 9:34:00 AM