BTS’ Label BIGHIT Music Gives Update On The Legal Proceedings Being Taken Against Those In Violation of Their Artists’ Rights

“The rights of a companies’ artists is always of utmost importance and BTS’ label BIGHIT Music takes their artists’ rights seriously. For the longest time even up to today BTS have been in the line of malicious attacks that have been warranted and the company has always sought to legally bring those guilty to book. On 29th December the label shared a statement about the legal proceedings they have taken against those guilty of such attacks. Their statement read;

Hello.

This is BIGHIT MUSIC.

Our company regularly initiates legal proceedings against perpetrators of malicious activities related to BTS, including defamation, personal attacks, sexual harassment, the spread of groundless information, and ill-intentioned criticism. We would like to provide an update on these activities.

We have recently filed additional criminal complaints using new information provided by fans as well as collected through our monitoring initiatives. Our company initiates strong legal action against personal attacks and the spread of groundless information related to BTS. We are taking every action possible, civil or criminal, especially against YouTube and DC Inside accounts who repeatedly engage in such activities.

We have also brought legal complaints against anonymous perpetrators who have engaged in such activities without the use of their real names or nicknames, and filed criminal complaints against those who have been periodically changing their nicknames and their respective accounts by collecting data on the nicknames used, and the posts they uploaded through constant and real-time monitoring. We have taken additional legal action against perpetrators who have continued to engage in malicious activities without remorse even while undergoing investigation for their criminal activities.

Additional civil suits for damages were filed against those who were convicted of criminal charges. Recently, a lawsuit for damages filed against those who were sentenced to criminal fines was ruled in favor of the company, and the ruling was finalized with a total of 9 million won ordered in damages. We will ensure that the damages are compensated in full to send a clear message that those who engage in criminal activities will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law – both criminal and civil – and that they will bear the heavy responsibility of their actions. We will continue to initiate strict measures to ensure that these malicious acts are not repeated, and our policy of no settlement and no leniency remains in effect.

BIGHIT regularly collects information on malicious postings regarding BTS, reports them to the authorities and files criminal complaints. We ask that you make continued use of our hotline (protect@bighitmusic.co.kr) to report any cases of abuse.

 We are always grateful for the affection and dedication shown by our fans of BTS.

We will continue to work to ensure that the rights of our artists are fully protected.

 Thank you.

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