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South Korean court: P2P operators didn't break law

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 12 Jan 2005 13:38

South Korean appeals court has decided that the two Korean brothers who ran the most popular South Korean P2P service, Soribada, didn't violate copyright legislation.
The court found that while Soribada's users clearly broke the law, Yang Jeong-hwan and Yang Il-hwan, didn't themselves break the Korean copyright legislation by running the Soribada network.

However, in a separate lawsuit against the Soribada system itself, not its founders, South Korean high court decided that Soribada, as a service, contributed to the copyright infringements made by its users and has to be shut down immediately, upholding the earlier lower court's decision.


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