Home > News > 50 Adult Studios Sue 10,000 S. Koreans Over Alleged Piracy • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

50 Adult Studios Sue 10,000 S. Koreans Over Alleged Piracy

50 Adult Studios Sue 10,000 S. Koreans Over Alleged Piracy
Get XBIZ News
Aug 13, 2009 9:00 AM PDT    Text size: 
SEOUL — A group of 50 U.S. and Japanese adult entertainment studios have filed a consolidated copyright suit against 10,000 South Korean individuals who have been identified as “heavy uploaders” of porn.

Authorities announced Thursday that the 50 porn producers in two countries also filed suit against 80 online adult companies that are “abetting or neglecting to supervise such illicit distribution." Those targeted file-sharing sites are ones that charge subscription fees.

The 50 adult companies have hired a U.S. law firm to help adjudicate the matter in Korea, which recently revised copyright laws on July 23. At post time, it was unclear which law firm was involved in the suit.

In a complaint filed with police, the law firm said Korean file-sharing sites could threaten popular opinion of the country. “If this continues, Korea's credibility will be damaged,'' it said.

The suit also said the massive copyright case could help raise public awareness of the importance of copyright and how frequently piracy has been committed in the country.

The 50 companies submitted to a court a letter issued by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, stating that copyright of porn movies should be protected regardless of its business legitimacy. The Korea Copyright Commission also backs the idea.

The suit added that the law firm had sorted out nearly 100,000 IP addresses used to download their content. Underage users would be excluded from the lawsuit.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA

ANME Founders Show

Jan 14 - Jan 15
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 20 - Jan 22
Montréal, Québec
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!