source: suehan's blog
Money Today, Reporter Lim Chang Soo : 2010.10.22 00:45
Hallyu star Bae Yong Joon won the copyright infringement lawsuit against the Japanese publishing company.
In the afternoon of October 21st, Nikkan Sports in Japan reported that Bae Yong Joon won the copyright infringement lawsuit and compensation for damages against Okura Publishing Company and their directors.
On that day, Judge Abe Masayuki of Tokyo district court ordered Okura Publishing Company to pay about four hundred forty thousand yen (about 61,000,000 won) to Bae Yong Joon.
According to Digital Adventure, which administrates Bae Yong Joon’s copyright, “It’s Koreal”, which Okura published, inserted a lot of Bae Yong Joon’s pictures in the July issue without permission.
Digital Adventure said, “It was a reasonable verdict and we’ll handle the copyright infringement cases with a firm attitude in the future as well.”