Saturday, April 26, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, April 11 2008] Seoul to Clamp Down on Illegal DVDs

As the illegal copying of DVDs worsens, Seoul is planning stronger regulations on audiovisual copyright theft.

Seoul Metropolitan City, jointly with Korea's Copyright Protection Center and related organizations, is launching a promotion called the "Seoul Clean 100 Day Project" beginning April 14.

The project includes collecting and disposing of illegal copies of CDs and DVDs and hefty crackdowns on production and distribution networks.

Officials are also drafting means to restrict online channels such as portals, P2Ps and data storage sites.

Just in Seoul there are about 300 illegal DVD or CD stands mainly stationed around subway stations and bus stops.

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