Bighit Legal Team

If your com­pa­ny would like to publish press releases or manage­ment artic­les, plea­se cont­act content@legal500.com We have found seve­ral defa­ma­to­ry mes­sa­ges con­tai­ning fal­se infor­ma­ti­on about artists on plat­forms in Korea and abroad. We also found that a par­ti­cu­lar pos­ter spread the same mali­cious rumor across mul­ti­ple plat­forms and filed a cri­mi­nal com­plaint against the pos­ter after coll­ec­ting all the uploa­ded posts repea­ted­ly. We are curr­ent­ly fol­lo­wing our legal respon­se pro­cess, which moni­tors and coll­ects evi­dence of mali­cious posts for 365 days and then includes it in the com­plaint. Acti­ve reports on our fans have been of gre­at help to our mali­cious post moni­to­ring initia­ti­ves. We would also like to inform you that after a long poli­ce inves­ti­ga­ti­on, we were able to iden­ti­fy the suspect and that the case was for­ward­ed to the prosecutor‘s office. Big­Hit regu­lar­ly coll­ects infor­ma­ti­on about mali­cious BTS-rela­ted posts, reports them to the aut­ho­ri­ties, and files cri­mi­nal char­ges. In the note, the agen­cy assu­red that it would take strict mea­su­res against users and ensu­re that the­se types of mal­evo­lence do not recur in the future. The two recent Kore­an court decis­i­ons are important in that they are the first decis­i­ons to reco­gni­ze that enter­tain­ment com­pa­nies are also inde­pendent­ly entit­led to legal pro­tec­tion for the name, logo, por­trait and pho­to of their artists under the UCPA, thus exten­ding the scope of legal pro­tec­tion for artists to enter­tain­ment com­pa­nies. which have streng­the­ned the cli­ent attrac­ti­ve­ness of artists through con­sidera­ble invest­ments and efforts.

To this end, Lee & Ko has deve­lo­ped a new legal basis for pro­tec­tion based on the Law on the Pre­ven­ti­on of Unfair Com­pe­ti­ti­on and the Pro­tec­tion of Trade Secrets (“UCPA”). The UCPA pro­hi­bits actions that vio­la­te the eco­no­mic inte­rest of ano­ther per­son by using the ser­vices of that per­son, which have been the result of signi­fi­cant efforts and invest­ments for many years, wit­hout unju­s­ti­fied pro­fit aut­ho­riza­ti­on. Using UCPA, Lee & Ko clai­med that the eco­no­mic value of BTS (e.g. name, logo, por­trait, pho­to, etc.) matches Big Hit‘s huge suc­cess resul­ting from many years of huge effort and invest­ment by high­light­ing the fact that Big Hit has plan­ned and mana­ged BTS‘ enti­re care­er, from its incep­ti­on to its cur­rent huge suc­cess. Lee & Ko argued that the mere sale of BTS‘ unaut­ho­ri­sed goods con­sti­tu­tes an act of unfair com­pe­ti­ti­on pro­hi­bi­ted by ucpa. Email: protect@bighitmusic.co.krE-Mail Sub­ject: Artist name Lee & Ko has been appoin­ted as Big Hit‘s legal repre­sen­ta­ti­ve to take legal action against the­se unaut­ho­ri­zed goods. Howe­ver, at the time Lee & Ko tried to take action, the Kore­an court‘s posi­ti­on at the time was that enter­tain­ment com­pa­nies do not have the right to seek legal pro­tec­tion for the right of their artists to publish unless the­re is expli­cit legis­la­ti­on regu­la­ting this right. This requi­red the imme­dia­te intro­duc­tion of a new legal basis capa­ble of pro­tec­ting the enter­tain­ment com­pa­nies from sto­wa­ways from the fame of their artists. “Hel­lo. It‘s BIG­HIT MUSIC. Our com­pa­ny regu­lar­ly takes legal action against per­pe­tra­tors of BTS-rela­ted mali­cious acti­vi­ties, inclu­ding defa­ma­ti­on, per­so­nal attacks, sexu­al harass­ment, dis­se­mi­na­ti­on of free infor­ma­ti­on, and mali­cious criticism.

We would like to pro­vi­de an update on the­se acti­vi­ties. We have recent­ly filed other cri­mi­nal com­plaints against posts with per­so­nal attacks and slan­der, using new infor­ma­ti­on pro­vi­ded by fans and coll­ec­ted as part of our moni­to­ring initia­ti­ves. Such legal action against mali­cious con­tri­bu­ti­ons will be hand­led by our agency‘s legal team. Sin­ce the rule is that if an indict­ment is filed by a third par­ty, the artist must report to the poli­ce sta­ti­on and be ques­tio­ned, many dif­fi­cul­ties can ari­se, espe­ci­al­ly with the busy sche­du­les of our artists. The­r­e­fo­re, we would like to empha­si­ze that it will be dif­fi­cult for our agen­cy to pro­vi­de coope­ra­ti­on and sup­port for char­ges filed by third par­ties, whe­ther by indi­vi­du­als or orga­niza­ti­ons. K‑pop group BTS‘ Big Hit Music agen­cy is taking legal action against seve­ral users who spread mali­cious things about the group, inclu­ding defa­ma­ti­on, per­so­nal attacks, sexu­al harass­ment, the dis­se­mi­na­ti­on of base­l­ess infor­ma­ti­on and mali­cious cri­ti­cism on social media. To pro­tect the boy band from all defa­ma­to­ry news, the agen­cy deci­ded to take a legal rou­te against users who spread “fal­se infor­ma­ti­on” about the famous K‑pop group. Accor­ding to Soom­pi, an inter­nal source told the agen­cy that poli­ce had iden­ti­fied a suspect who had spread the rumors on seve­ral plat­forms. With all the evi­dence in hand, Big Hit Music filed a com­plaint that was han­ded over to the Dis­trict Attorney‘s Office. Our agen­cy regu­lar­ly takes legal action against mali­cious defa­ma­ti­on, spre­a­ding fal­se rumors, per­so­nal attacks and defa­ma­ti­on regar­ding BTS. We would like to inform you with updates.

BIG­HIT MUSIC has released an update regar­ding the legal action against the per­pe­tra­tors of BTS-rela­ted mali­cious acti­vi­ties on Wever­se. If you noti­ce mali­cious acti­vi­ties such as defa­ma­ti­on, per­so­nal attacks, sexu­al harass­ment, dis­se­mi­na­ti­on of free infor­ma­ti­on and mali­cious cri­ti­cism of BTS, do not par­ti­ci­pa­te; Ins­tead, you should report it! Also includes an update to the new BIG­HIT Music Legal Hot­line email used to sub­mit infor­ma­ti­on about BIG­HIT MUSIC artists. An update has been released by Big Hit Music about a lawsu­it over mali­cious comm­ents affec­ting BTS. The famous dating rumor – This comes after the rumor about the BTS V mem­ber, who­se real name is Kim Tae­hy­ung and Jen­nie Dating from Black­pink, took the inter­net by storm. Seve­ral Pho­to­shop pho­tos of V and Jen­nie tra­ve­ling tog­e­ther began cir­cu­la­ting online, lea­ding to rumors of love bet­ween the two big stars of the pop world. Howe­ver, V remain­ed silent on all dating con­ver­sa­ti­ons, but the oldest mem­ber of the group, Jin, respon­ded to the lawsu­it and mali­cious news that peo­p­le spread about him. He shared his thoughts on Wever­se, wri­ting: “What did the hater do to reach the pro­se­cu­tor. Going through all the­se dif­fi­cul­ties – what you‘re going to read here could beco­me one of the most dis­cus­sed legal cases of the year rela­ted to the music indus­try – even if it‘s not real­ly about the alle­ged inf­rin­ge­ment of a par­ti­cu­lar song (as we‘ve seen in pre­vious high-pro­fi­le copy­right liti­ga­ti­on with Katy Per­ry, Kendrick Lamar, Liz­zo). or, of cour­se, the infa­mous Blur­red Lines case).