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Court orders Soribada to shut down its P2P service

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 12 Jul 2002 15:20

South Korean court ruled today that country's biggest P2P service, Soribada, has to shut down its service immediately.
"Soribada didn't violate copyrights directly, but it must bear indirect responsibility for the degree of its involvement in violations of copyrights," judge Kim Sun-hye told South Korean reporters Friday.

Case was launched in February by Recording Industry Association of Korea which represents appx. 133 labels. In separate case in last year, the authors of the service, Yang Jung-hwan, 28, and his brother Yang Il-hwan, 32, were found guilty of violating Korea's copyright laws and were ruled to pay $75,000 in damages to record labels.

South Korea has one of the world's highest number of Internet users compared to its population, almost 50 percent, and most of them using broadband connections.

Source: Associated Press

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