South-Korean Music Labels Target Blogs
In South-Korea, sixty domestic music labels are preparing a collective lawsuit against 4,000 people: not for file-sharing through P2P networks, but by offering music files for download on a popular blog service, Naver:
"We demanded Naver force its personal blog service users to delete music files they illegally uploaded on their blogs," a representative from the labels told reporters. "But Naver passively reacted to our demands, and we decided to file a lawsuit against 4,000 Internet users for violating copyright law."This is the first action after a recent copyright reform, which apparently outlawed both the illegal uploading and downloading of copyrighted material.