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South Korean TV networks battle P2P pirates

June 2, 2009

South Korean TV networks are upping their offensive against peer-to-peer pirates, threatening legal action should file-sharing sites fail to remove illegal videos from their networks.

The Internet units of the country’s three national television channels – KBS, MBC and SBS – have jointly issued a warning to 79 peer-to-peer and “Web hard” online storage services they accuse of being the most severe copyright violators.

The 79 Internet companies named by the television networks include SK Communications, the operator of Nate, the country’s third-most popular search site, and Cyworld, a popular social networking service.

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