[A2k] Copyright Reform Bill and Oppostion of Copyright Industries

Heesob Nam hurips at gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 03:17:09 PDT 2013


As you may well know the three-strikes-out rule was first enacted in
S. Korea in 2009. Also this country introduced in 2006 a filtering
obligation upon P2P and cyberlocker service providers.

In January, Mr. Choi introduced a bill to entirely remove those
notorious rules from the Korean Copyright Act. This provoked strong
oppositions from the copyright industries, not only from domestic ones
but also from international ones such IFPI and Universal Music Group
International.

You may see the joint written opinon of thirty industry groups
delivered to the National Assembly, trying to block the copyright
reform bill here -
http://opennet.or.kr/copyright-reform/reaction-of-copyright-industries-against-the-copyright-reform-bill

For the comments of IFPI to the National Assembly:
http://opennet.or.kr/copyright-reform/written-opinion-of-ifpi-against-the-copyright-reform-bill

For more about the unintended consequences of three-strikes-out rule:
http://reformcopyright.opennet.or.kr/ (Please note that the contents
of this site are to be refined)

For more about our efforts to repeal the three-strikes-out rule:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/03/korea-stands-against-three-strikes

Best,
Heesob




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