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Porn companies to pursue 65,000 South Korean pirates

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 13 Sep 2009 18:47 User comments (4)

Porn companies to pursue 65,000 South Korean pirates Porn companies from the United States and Japan have been very disappointed with the outcome of a complaint made against 10,000 Internet users in South Korea they accused of pirating their content. Prosecutors only managed to charge 10 people with breach of copyright following the complaint. The porn companies have come back and let their grievances known, and now plan to re-file the complaint next week, against 65,000 alleged violators.
The companies allege that the pirates have exploited their content for profit. "Now, we've drawn up a new list of some 65,000 users who fit this guideline," lawyer Kim Han-Seo said. "We'll see whether the prosecutors will press charges against them all." He said that some users had managed to earn up to 30 million won ($24,170) from other users "clicking on the pirated content."

If that allegation is true, then it is certainly a different offense than sharing files for free. Kim went on to explain their displeasure at the fact that South Korean authorities had acted swiftly and decisively after a local mainstream Blockbuster, Haeundae, leaked onto the Internet and was downloaded 100,000 times after.

"We believe that the prosecution should not be discriminatory in applying copyright laws," he said. "Illegal copying and distribution run rampant in Korea because it is one of the world's most wired countries. We decided to take legal action to minimize our past business losses and to protect anticipated future profits."

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4 user comments

113.9.2009 19:31

wow im pretty sure. the porn leaked on the net is not coming from Korea lol

considering the budget for making these movies are made in america they get leaked on the net from korea. yeah BS lol

213.9.2009 20:41

Good luck suing 65,000 users.

Chumps.

314.9.2009 5:07

Sounds like a great time to murder someone in South Korea...the courts will be tied up for decades if they actualy try to prosecute 65,000 people! They will have no time for petty crimes like rape, theft, and murder.

414.9.2009 16:47

Quote:
"We believe that the prosecution should not be discriminatory in applying copyright laws," he said. "Illegal copying and distribution run rampant in Korea because it is one of the world's most wired countries. We decided to take legal action to minimize our past business losses and to protect anticipated future profits."

Or Kim Bong Wong, really likes his free porn.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Sep 2009 @ 16:48

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