Music Tech Seminar in San Francisco Attended by Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes will be attending the Music Tech Seminar in San Francisco that will be taking place from April 27 to the 29th.  I suggest anyone interested in the music business to attend the Seminar. More information on the Music Tech Seminar may be found at: http://www.sfmusictech.com/ International Association of Entertainment Lawyers standard discount will apply.  ______info@ipglegal.com

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Great Article Today on the Success of K-Pop Abroad by the Korea Herald

We have worked with a leading entertainment company in Korea and this article, we feel, does a great job in summing up why Psy has been the, only, K-Pop star, to date, to be able to significantly capitalize on his talent in the States. We wish more Korean entertainers would consider fostering the skills that make the entertainers unique and not, simply, try to make an artist conform to what audiences are perceived to like. Psy has done this and,

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Is K-Pop Sustainable? Tom Coyner by IPG’s Senior Adviser

For the past five years I have monitored with detached interest how Hallyu, or the Korean Wave has grown from a local pop phenomenon into an international trend. There is no denying it. The Korean Wave is huge. But by living in Korea, one could easily get the impression that the Korean Wave has taken the entire planet by storm and there is no telling where Korean culture will make its next global impact. But is this really the case?

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How Sustainable is the Korea-Pop Music Phenomenon?

Among the many topics that have surfaced during the past two months as I traveled about Ireland and the US West Coast, I settled on the below, current report as I have been thinking for months of writing a column on just what the Korea Wave or Hallyu may actually be or not be. Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI) does a decent job in describing what are the results of Hallyu around the world.  The analyst provides a decent account

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Korea Leading the World in Aggressive Regulation of Game Use by Children

Children in Korea, under the age of 17, are prohibited, according to a recent law, to be provided access to online games between midnight and 6AM. The law has forced online providers of games to shut their sites to children during these periods of time. A new law have been proposed restricting the use of video games by these children for more than two hours at one time and four hours in one day. The details and enforcement mechanisms for

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IPG Member of International Association of Entertainment Lawyers

IPG attorney KS Chong is one of the leading lawyers in Entertainment Law in Korea.  He represents one of the leading entertainment businesses in Korea and many international artists and intellectual property owners.  KS Chong has, also, published the first book on Korean Entertainment and Media Law and numerous articles on entertainment and intellectual property law. The IPG has strengthened its position in the Korean market by being the only full member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers in

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Seouliwood: Korea is the Leader in Film Content in East: Did I just coin a Word?

Korea is, with little doubt, the number one producer of quality film content in the East with Japan following closely behind Korea.  Korea is, also, one if not the leading producer of game and TV content in the East. However, Korea has not, to date, been a significant player in film and cinema hardware and production technology. A recently executed MOU between Lotte Group and the City of Los Angeles may assist in turning Korea into one of the largest

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Maximize Benefits of Korea’s FTAs with U.S. and EU via Legal and Business Consultants in Korea

IPG Legal is happy to announce the formation of the first team of professionals dedicated to providing clients advice and representation on how to maximize the benefits of the KORUS and KOREU FTAs for EU, U.S. and Korean companies. IPG has compiled a team of Korean and international attorneys, senior company executives, patent attorneys, accountants, recruitment professionals, business consultants, custom agents and other professionals to provide services to American and EU companies doing business in Korea under the KOREU and

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Ebay Gmarket Merger Approved by Korean Fair Trade Commission

The Korean Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the merger of  Ebay Auction with Gmarket. The companies combined, based on last years numbers, will control more than 72% of the domestic online shopping market. The remainder of the market is split, primarily by 11 Street  (SK Telecom unit) and Interpark. Ebay purchased Gmarket in 2009 for nearly USD 1.3 billion and was planning this merger, since the purchase. ___SeanHayes@ipglegal.com

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Korean Game Rating Board

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