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Disputes regarding the media touch upon complex matters such as privacy, constitutional law, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and individual rights. Further, in highly literate and connected societies such as South Korea the legal issues become ever more complex and urgent.

In keeping with this Yulchon is experienced at providing rapid and comprehensive legal advice which takes into account all the legal factors involved as well as the publicity related aspects of such disputes.
 

Major Practice Areas

  • Prevention of Press and Media Disputes

     - Advice on relevant laws and regulations concerning broadcasting, newspaper, online game companies 
       and the entire media industry
     - Legal advice on the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information
       Protection, etc. and the Protection of Communications Secret Act
     - Prior legal reviews on potential disputes regarding press release and advertisements including articles 
 

  • Resolution of Press and Media Disputes

     - Representation of claims for correction reports, refutation reports and posterior reports
     - Application for mediation and arbitration with the Press Arbitration Commission
     - Application for injunctive relief including preliminary injunction against printing of news and against press
       release
     - Representation of litigation regarding correction reports and damage claims
     - Representation of criminal complaints

Prevention of Press and Media Disputes

  • Advice on relevant laws and regulations concerning broadcasting, newspaper, online game companies and the entire media industry 
  • Legal advice on the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, etc. and the Protection of Communications Secret Act
  • Prior legal reviews on potential disputes regarding press release and advertisements including articles

Resolution of Press and Media Disputes

  • Represented an internet information provider in litigation over royalty payments
  • Represented an acupuncturist in litigation against a broadcasting company
  • Litigated numerous cases regarding unfair advertisements involving, among others, home shopping companies, retailers and construction companies
  • Represented major Korean newspapers in defamation cases
  • Represented major Korean online game companies in disputes over suspension of usage of accounts, among other things
  • Represented a well-known Korean entrepreneur in a privacy infringement action against internet media outlets

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