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The law, given the name 'The Kim Young Ran Law' after the name of its maker, was essentially created to prevent improper solicitation of favors after accepting gifts in forms of money, food, etc. The law seems to apply to anyone, but more strictly toward public workers. Simply put, it aims to prevent parents from offering monetary gifts to teachers to give their children special privileges in schools, to prevent monetary gifts being exchanged between lower-ranked workers and higher-ups in the work force, and to prevent any situations where individuals are subject to discrimination after hidden, monetary exchanges behind the scenes.
'The Kim Young Ran Law' is very specific when it comes to monetary values allowed as gift offers between public workers. No one is allowed to provide public workers any food gifts amounting to greater than 30,000 KRW (~ 27 USD), any inedible gift items amounting to greater than 50,000 KRW (~ 45 USD), any monetary gifts amounting to greater than 100,000 KRW (~ 90 USD).
Cube Entertainment's statement in regard to updated fan support methods reads as follows:
Artists schedules in which fan support is permitted: birthdays and special dates, concerts, official fan meetings, fan sign events.
Artists schedules in which fan support is NOT permitted: music programs, drama sets and variety programs (any broadcasts), musicals, university festivals, regional festivals, non-public schedules, practice rooms.
We will not accept any forms of support during any broadcast schedules (meals, snacks, gifts, etc).
We will only accept fan support negotiated with a valid person in charge prior to delivery.
Negotiations must be made at least 3 days prior to the date of the event, but no support will be permitted on the weekends.
The above guidelines will be in effect beginning October 1.
Similar procedures will most likely affect all entertainment agencies from now on, as a result of 'The Kim Young Ran Law'.