|The Ha Noi Department of Information and Communication officers destroy more than 5,000 pirated books. — Photo hanoi.gov.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The Ha Noi Department of Information and Communications yesterday destroyed more than 5,000 pirated books that Ha Noi Police had seized this year.
Nearly 3,600 of the destroyed books were from Thuy Binh, Tri Duc and Quang Loi bookstores, while more than 1,800 pirated copies of the book entitled Dac Nhan Tam (How to Win Friends and Influence People) by author Dale Carnegie were from Duong Khanh Printing Co., Ltd.
Dac Nhan Tam is the registered property of First News-Tri Viet Publishing Co., Ltd.
The owners of the three bookstores could not show any legal documents to prove the place of origin of these books and the printing company could not show any contract with the publishing company.
The action taken by the authorities showed their determination to promote a healthy publishing market and a reading culture among the public, a representative of the department said. — VNS