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Sri Lanka’s publishing industry says enough is enough and has called in Asia’s only piracy catcher, to crack down copycat publishers ripping off almost half of the island’s US$ 6 mn book market. Sri Lanka’s publishing industry says enough is enough and has called in Asia’s only piracy catcher, to crack down copycat publishers ripping off almost half of the island’s US$ 6 mn book market. Piracy expert Akash Chittranshi’s advice; “scare these guys” with criminal law suites instead of fidgeting around with civil action.

Akash Chittranshi is in Colombo this week to tell the local publishing industry how to control Sri Lanka’s publishing piracy menace.

“You need to scare these guys,” says Asia’s only dedicated pirate catcher that directs market clean up operations all over Asia and the Middle East from an office in Delhi.

Chittranshi doesn’t believe in messing around with civil law suits when dealing with intellectual property rights violations.

“Go for criminal action because you need criminal impact,” said Chittranshi addressing a gathering of local and foreign publishing representatives in Colombo on Tuesday.

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