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UAE director jailed and fined for putting on play without permission

A stage director has been sentenced to two months in prison and a Dh50,000 fine for plagiarism after putting on a play in Khor Fakkan without its author's permission.

A stage director has been sentenced to two months in prison and a Dh50,000 fine for plagiarism after putting on a play without its author's permission.

When the Arab playwright learnt his plays was being performed at Khor Fakkan theatre, he filed a complaint with the Ministry of Economy.

The director was found guilty of copyright infringement for using and directing a play without the author's permission.

The Court of First Instance in Khor Fakkan sentenced him in absentia after he failed to appear before public prosecution or attend the trial.

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