Lady Gaga spent her first night out in Bangkok watching a transvestite cabaret show while around her Thais fumed with indignation at her Twitter comment about buying a fake Rolex in the city, reports the Bangkok Post today.
Shortly after her private jet arrived on Wednesday night Lady Gaga posted this tweet — “I just landed in Bangkok baby! Ready for 50,000 screaming Thai monsters. I wanna get lost in a lady market and buy fake Rolex.”
The post stirred nationalist uproar in Thailand, where people tend to get upset when the country’s seedy underworld is highlighted by foreigners.
Although widespread in certain area of Bangkok, IP infringement and piracy is taken seriously by Thai authorities
Thailand remains on the Priority Watch List in 2012
Although some U.S. rights holders report good cooperation with Thai enforcement authorities, including the Royal Thai Police and Royal Thai Customs, Thailand remains on the Priority Watch List in 2012. The United States is encouraged that Thailand’s new government has affirmed its commitment to improving IPR protection and enforcement. But still more needs to be done to see Thailand removed frome the list.
Thailand has also taken some steps to address its longstanding problem of piracy of cable and satellite signals, although significant concerns remain about the prevalence of this problem in Thailand. The United States remains seriously concerned about Thailand’s failure to complete many of the initiatives begun in past years. Several key pieces of legislation remain pending, including legislation to address landlord liability, to address unauthorized camcording of motion pictures in theaters, to provide Thai Customs with ex officio authority, to implement provisions of the WIPO Internet Treaties, and to establish improved legal mechanisms to address the rapidly growing problem of copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting on the Internet.