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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF 17 days ago

Big Hit Ent. warns upcoming special issue of 'Star Focus' magazine is distributing BTS's images & name without consent

On January 5, Big Hit Entertainment issued an official warning to fans regarding a magazine aiming to distribute a special issue focussed on BTS, without the company's consent. 

The label stated, "Yesterday (January 4), we confirmed a special edition of 'Star Focus' up for presale on Kyobo Books, Aladdin, and Yes24, including items such as a BTS photobook, DVD, photocards, and more. This magazine's publishing company did not request legal rights to use BTS's images or names with our company beforehand, and they are currently violating our artist's personality rights and usage rights."

The label went on to reveal that 'Star Focus' magazine's distributor MGM Media LTD previously faced legal investigation for another case of usage rights violation in November of 2018, as the magazine attempted to sell another special issue featuring the "history of BTS". During this investigation and trial, the court ruled that if MGM Media LTD violates such rules again, they must pay a fine of 20,000,000 KRW (~ 18,000 USD) per day for each day that the magazine attempted to distribute contents related to BTS illegally.

As a result, Big Hit accused MGM Media LTD of "ignoring the court's decision", and also added, "Recently, we have recognized the constant, illegal usage of our artists' images and usage rights for distribution of various contents as profit, as a serious issue. We have established a department specifically in order to protect our artists' rights, and we well put to use all legal aid both within our company as well as through external sources to ensure the protection of our artists' rights." 

Finally, Big Hit warned fans, "Please be cautious in purchasing publications and contents which violate our artists' personality rights." 

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gypsy_jaeger 17 days ago 3
17 days ago

It's still early in 2019 and yet Big Hit's legal team are already busy... well between suing antis on the internet and this.

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rania4 17 days ago 2
17 days ago

I was one of the people who reported these antis to bighit. To badboy/nekkoya/power up/sehunicron etc, if you guys are reading this with different accounts, I am sorry 😁.

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Queen_Sana 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Lmao all the user names you mention were pain in the A** in comments

Thank you for reporting them :)

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jedahu (Banned) 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

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ParkChaeYES 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

Ah yes, I really am interested in the "BTS SPECAIL HOT CLIP"


Like if you're even going to TRY to distribute BTS related items illegally, then at least spell it right. Great job for violating every rule that was given to you, MGM. You were even given a second chance, maybe you should have learned from it.

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melon 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Not surprising at all. I still see lots of, cosmetic, handbags brand making spelling mistakes on their eng site. LoL like st scott sells bags that blackpink endorsed. I seriously don't know why it's so hard to get someone to check it or hire just 1 person that actually knows English. There's plenty around and looking for job.

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rania4 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Can people do things like this? I mean blatantly...

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Mhizdarhmey 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

yass... Burn their asses.. Bighit is not joking

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whatever101 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

when will your favs ever? lterally found a store in Ktown selling a copy of BTS's TIMES issue for like $20 lmao

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KPOPTrashTalker 17 days ago 19
17 days ago

BTShit

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Badbunny45 17 days ago 16
17 days ago

KPOPTrashTalker why are you even here you would have been pretty TIGHT if someone took you name and photo and sell it without consent so get lost

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Ricu 17 days ago 8
17 days ago

This person is under almost every article. At first, I noticed this user mostly under BTS-related articles, writing hate comments, so I thought he/she was just another pathetic BTS hater, but this user actually trolls under almost every article, insulting every Kpop artist (in a very childish way - I think this user is 14 or younger).

I think this person just seems to hate Kpop in general. Imagine how sad your life must be if you have nothing better to do than stalking articles about people you're not even interested in and wasting your time by writing insults that won't have even the slightest effect on the artists.


I'm surprised that akp still lets trolls like these stay on this site.

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RyenLux 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Yeah, this is actually one of kizaru_hijin's alt account. She loves to use KPOPTrashTalker and Stopudelulu to make herself look like a saint, when it's already common knowledge that she is nothing but a racist/homophobic bully who does nothing but s*** on this site. Want proof? Check your inbox. If I were you, I'd steer clear of her and her two alts. You don't want to end up on her shit list.

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kizaru_hijin 17 days ago 5
17 days ago

thats another hater account of ryenlux, who also uses stopudelulu and holdthisLnoobs to hate around and attacks everyone who knows that with pathetic lies...i always called him out on it, so he used some screenshots of my older comment, that bigblueagain had a few years ago(further proving that that account also belonged to him), and even edited them in hope to make me look bad and posts them around with his holdthisLnoobs account...


thats the pathetic racist trash here, who is a racist and hates south korea, even called them warmongerers, and is jealous that kpop is getting bigger and bigger...thats the only reason why hes here, to hate around and even resorts to using many accounts for that...

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changminbaby 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

what people gain from hating and trolling?? and i see people fighting and accusing each others... if you are a troller i think you should move on and stop hating on people who did nothing to you, its really so low and disgusting to write those type of comments ,wishing for scandals for fun or calling them bitches and other names or pretending to be armys in purpose, my question is what do you gain from wasting your time to unnecessary hate my point is that your life is pathetic and i hope you all learn how to be a decent human, i really pity haters and wish for them to have a better life

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changminbaby 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

what people gain from hating and trolling?? and i see people fighting and accusing each others... if you are a troller i think you should move on and stop hating on people who did nothing to you, its really so low and disgusting to write those type of comments ,wishing for scandals for fun or calling them bitches and other names or pretending to be armys in purpose, my question is what do you gain from wasting your time to unnecessary hate my point is that your life is pathetic and i hope you all learn how to be a decent human, i really pity haters and wish for them to have a better life

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