Posted by Yaki-Jones Saturday, November 2, 2019

IU's label Kakao M calls cops on a fan who live streamed audio of IU's concert and sues him for copyright infringement


IU's label called cops on a fan who live-streamed audio of IU's tour concert 'LOVE, POEM' on November 2. IU held the first concert of her tour on November 2 at Women's University Universiade Gymnasium in Kwangju.

During the concert, the securities caught a fan who was live-streaming during the concert. He was immediately removed from the arena and was transported to the nearest police station. Later on the community website, the said fan posted that he had to write a statement as the insiders sued him.

Netizens are split on the response of the label. Some comments say he deserved it while others say this was too draconian. 

What do you think?


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Eleutherna393 pts Saturday, November 2, 2019 5
Saturday, November 2, 2019

But the thing is, people who stream like that usually do it - not for people that don't want to spend money on the artist, but for people on the other side of the planet that really can't come to those events.

And to be fair, people who listen to crappy live streams without even images are true dedicated fans! They often buy merch, cds and stream the MV. They just can't afford the 1500$ plane tickets / hotel / days off.

Suing a fan like this is a bit much IMO...

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Yiuine-5 pts Saturday, November 2, 2019 7
Saturday, November 2, 2019

It must have been very traumatic to that fan that he/she may hate on the artist he/she's fond of.

for me, it's too much to call for police and even sue that fan after all that person is still a fan of IU and may even spent for her merchandise and concerts. They get money from fans that way so they must treat them with respect also.

I just hope that these artists and their labels must refrain from treating some of their fans as enemies or criminals. They are fanatics who expressed their adoration for them. These artists and their labels knew and are aware of these happenings especially if the artist is popular so they must prepare and take action if it gets over board but in a humane way.

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