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The Computer Crime Act is impeding free speech and proving a hindrance to business innovation and entrepreneurship, academics and computer experts say. 

The application of the act, enacted in 2007 by the Surayud Chulanont government following the 2006 coup, has also scared investors away from Thailand, Ann Lavin, director of public policy and government relations at Google Southeast Asia, said.

"The [act] should deal with direct computer crimes like phishing," she said.

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