Square Enix wins lawsuit in South Korea

Last week Square Enix has won a lawsuit in South Korea against Fantom Entertainment Group and Mr. Hong Jeong-ho and ordered them to pay damages of 300 Million Korean Won (around $300,000 USD / €200,000 EUR) for infringing Square Enix’s copyright. The company used portions from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children in the music video from Ivy’s Yuhok ui Sonata (Sonata of Temptation) without asking permission from Square Enix. This includes the modification and adaptation of scenes into live-action shots, and the commercial appropriation of these live-action shots.

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