South Korea still Required to use Internet Explorer due to 1999 Law

A South Korean law that requires the use of Internet Explorer when making purchases online is still in effect today.  The Washington Post has brought attention to the fact that South Korea, while seemingly a high-tech country whose cell phone coverage reaches deep into the extensive subway system, is still legally mired in the past and required to use what is considered by most people to be an ineffective and unpopular browser. In 1999, at a time when internet use

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Korean Legal News for the Week of December 8, 2013

This Week’s Korean Legal News Reported by Media Samsung Electro-Mechanics to sell its stake in Samsung Card The government’s new nest Hospital mergers allowed to boost investment Display panels to see 9% growth next year HanMag on verge of bankruptcy 8 in 10 retail firms to open new stores abroad in 2014 Kakao trapped in growth dilemma Most Recent Posts from The Korean Law Blog Dispute Resolution Clauses in Franchise, Joint Venture, Partnership Agreements in Korea How Sustainable is the

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Korean Legal News for the Week of 24 November, 2013

This Week’s Korean Legal News Reported by Media Japan and South Korea defy China air zone rules South Korea, Japan join U.S. in defying China’s air defense zone Ahn to Launch New Party S. Koreans’ overseas card spending hits new record high in Q3 S. Korea’s industrial output grows 1.8 pct on-month in Oct North Korea threatens ‘sea of fire’ for South Korea presidential office Anchor in hot water over Park criticism Korean Firms Became Less Profitable in 2012 Most

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Korean Legal News for the Week of November 17, 2013

This Week’s Korean Legal News Reported by Media Prosecution finds more evidence of online NIS election activity S. Korea successfully fires off Spike missile Old ‘Hwarang Spirit’ celebrated Korea 12th out of 77 countries in Open Data Barometer Defense Ministry Bent on Buying F-35As American Held in N.Korea Is Korean War Veteran Lawmakers Call for Nuclear Weapons Most Recent Posts from The Korean Law Blog Leading Attorneys in Korea: Sean Hayes One of Only Two Non-Koreans on List of Top Lawyers

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Leading Attorneys in Korea: Sean Hayes One of Only Two Non-Koreans on List of Top Lawyers in South Korea

We are proud to announce that Sean Hayes has recently been listed by Asia Law as one of the top  attorneys working in South Korea. Leading Lawyers/Law Firms in Korea by AsiaLaw. Sean Hayes, IPG Legal                                     Yong Seok Ahn, Lee & Ko Heejae Ahn, Yoon & Yang LLC               Jay Ahn, Kim & Chang Henry An, Samil PricewatersCoopers              Woo Hyun Baik, Kim & Chang Chad Chang Hoon Lee, Muhann Patent & Law Firm              Yong-Jae Chang, Lee & Ko Tae Yeon Cho,

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Korean Legal News for the Week of November 10, 2013

This Week’s Korean Legal News Reported by Media `The party is over’ for state firms Abe Keeps Pushing for Summit with Park Korea, Russia to Cooperate in Gas, Railway Projects BOK head’s misleading gaffe confuses market watchers Seoul shares open higher on U.S. gains Presidential chief of staff in hot seat N.Korean Foreign Policy Stuck in the Past State-run firms scolded for greed, reckless management Most Recent Posts from The Korean Law Blog Enforcement Decrees are Becoming more Common in South

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Korean Legal News for the Week of November 03, 2013

This Week’s Korean Legal News Reported by Media 650,000 students take annual college entrance scholastic test Moody’s retains credit rating on S. Korea at ‘Aa3’ Public workers union raided over illegal electioneering S. Korea to raise salaries of soldiers by 15 percent next year Amb. King to visit Seoul, Pyongyang trip possible Three ruling party lawmakers to appear before prosecutors next week Korea, Belgium to bolster development cooperation Park arrives in Brussels for summit with Belgian PM, talks with EU

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Korean Legal News for the Week of October 27, 2013

This Week’s Korean Legal News Reported by Media Park vows fair probe into election scandal Telecom giant KT raided again over chairman’s alleged graft Seoul shares up 0.3 pct in late-morning trade S. Korea nearing decision to buy Northrop’s Global Hawks Overseas card spending surges 41.7 pct over past 5 years Doosan Bears on brink of collapse after blowing scoring opportunities Seoul shares open higher on record-high exports S. Korea’s exports surge to new monthly high in Oct Most Recent

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South Korea’s Nude Beach in Gangwon Province to Open

It was recently reported that Gangwon province on the east coast of South Korea is planning to open up a nude beach in order to attract tourists. Government officials in Gangwon province have been mulling the proposed beach for several years now, and are once again floating the idea publicly to see how South Korean citizens will respond. According to an article on CNN’s website: “Although the east coast has more beautiful, sandy beaches, the water tends to be colder,

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UN Report: Korea’s Latest Successes and Shortcomings

The Korea Herald recently summarized a United Nations Industrial Development Organization report about Korea’s industrial competitiveness.  According to the report, entitled “Korea Mirrored in Statistics,” Korea still boasts the world’s 12th largest economy based on GDP, as well as possessing quite a few other interesting statistics. Korea is still performing quite well in terms of economic performance.  For example, last year it was the largest producer of mobile phones, the fifth largest manufacturer of cars, and the third largest steel

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