korea-flagAs 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 opinion of thirty industry groups delivered to the National Assembly, trying to block the copyright reform bill here.

For the comments of IFPI to the National Assembly, see here.

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, see this EFF Blog.