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May 3, 2007

Hunting the pirates: Nintendo of Korea steps in… finally

Filed under: IP Rights,Korea — fuga @ 11:25 am

Nintendo of Korea Co., Ltd. finally decided today to take legal actions for those who pirate the softwares, according to the Japanese version of Chosun Ilbo.

韓国任天堂、違法ソフトの取締り強化へ 2007/05/03


Nintendo of Korea has entered to South Korea due to the request from KOGIA:Korea Game Industry Agency with a mission to contribute the development of a profitable market in South Korea. However, pirated softwares and illegal downloads have been increasingly popular. This could lead to low profitability and ruin the development of a game software market in South Korea.

According to the “USTR – SPECIAL 301 Report” released last month, South Korea is one of the “Watch List” countries regarding the intellectual property protection.

English version of the article which omits the detail.


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