Tag Archives: EU-Korea FTA

Copyright L&E for nonprofit performance of music, found constitutional

The Constitutional Court of Korea upheld Art. 29(2) of the Copyright Act as constitutional (2016HunMa1115 & 2019HunGa18, November 28, 2019). The Art. 29(2) permits a public performance of commercial phonograms and audiovisual works if no profit is received in return from audience, excepting cases as prescribed by the Presidential Decree. This provision has long been …

Letter between EC and SKG on confidentiality of negotiation documents of the EU-Korea FTA

Transparency is crucial in legitimacy of bilateral trade agreement. The negotiation of the EU-Korea FTA, like other FTAs, was made in secrecy. This letter shows the agreement between the EC and the South Korean government to keep the negotiation documents of the EU-Korea FTA for three years after its entry into force. Conversely, this means …