It is reported that the Fair Trade Commission, the Korean Antitrust watchdog, has begun an investigation whether 3 national broadcasters, KBS, MBC, SBS, violated Fair Trade Law. Before this investigation, TV drama producers had publicly claimed that 3 broadcasters abused their market dominating positions and forced them to assign all the intellectual properties regarding the produced drama to the broadcasters. The producers also alleged that the broadcasters have fixed consignment sale fees. Here is a related news article.
For those who want to know more about what constitutes abuse of market dominating position under Korean anti-trust law, please refer to my previous post here.
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