If your company would like to publish press releases or management articles, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.comE-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).