Friday, September 21, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, September 12 2007] Content Producers Clash With Portal Operators

A group of Korean content producers, feeling they have lost their rights to their work to giant Internet portals, have declared war on the websites.

Six media organizations -- the Korea Online Newspaper Association, the Korea Online Journalists Association, the Korean Internet Journalists Association, the Korea Internet Media Association, the Korea Internet Newspaper Association and Korea Internet Contents United -- launched the News and Content Copyright Holders' Council at a restaurant in Cheondong in central Seoul on Tuesday morning.

The groups announced that they have begun taking collective action to prevent portals from monopolizing profits and abusing the rights of content producers. The six groups together represent 240 media companies.

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