Overview per Jurisdiction
Republic of Korea
Governing Law & Dispute Resolution Mechanism

Copyright Act (Republic of Korea), Article 105 (Permission, etc. for Copyright Management Service)


Is there a specialized dispute resolution body? Yes
Which Body? Korea Copyright Commission (Conciliation body)
Do the general courts have jurisdiction to determine reasonable license terms where they cannot be agreed? No
Which court?

When conciliation fails, lawsuit can be filed, and judges at a court will rule the suit. There are no specialist courts for copyright.

Summary of Key Collecting Societies
Type of Licenses
TV Radio Online Production Mechanical Performance / Renting Live Events Products Others
KOMCA - Korea Music Copyright Association N/A
KORRA - Korea Reproduction and Transmission Rights Association N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

N/A - CMO does not offer this type of license

Level of Activity

The local collecting societies are generally active.

Contributors / Coordinators

WIPO is the content coordinator for this chapter.  For more information on the CMOs, you may also contact the CMOs directly using the contact details provided in this chapter.