New Korean copyright penalty system starts

Posted on futurizekorea

The Korean government unveiled their new regime to fight content piracy on the Internet:

Korean Internet portals are on high alert for illegal downloads of music, movies and other content as the government’s new regulations involving online copyright protection go into effect today.

In an effort to prevent the illegal distribution of copyrighted content online, the regulation will suspend Korean Web sites for up to six months or assess fines of up to 10 million won ($7,990) if they ignore three or more government warnings about providing copyrighted material. Users caught downloading illegal material could face fines.

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