Big Hit Music Shares Update On Legal Action Against Violation Of BTS And TXT’s Rights

August 10, 2022 0 Comments

Big Hit Music has released new statements about its legal response to the violation of its artists’ rights.

On June 29, Big Hit Music shared two separate statements regarding the protection of its artists BTS and TXT against personal attacks such as maliciously edited posts, false rumors, sexual harassment, and more.

Big Hit Music’s full English statement regarding BTS is as follows:

Hello.
This is Big Hit Music.

Our company regularly initiates legal proceedings against perpetrators of malicious activities related to BTS, including defamation, personal attacks, sexual harassment, the spread of groundless information, and ill-intentioned criticism. We would like to provide an update on these activities.

We have recently filed additional criminal complaints against postings with personal attacks and defamation using new information provided by fans as well as collected through our monitoring initiatives.

One poster uploaded postings containing insults against the artist using dozens of different IP addresses on DC Inside and we have been monitoring these types of malicious postings and filed criminal complaints against the poster for all the postings with malicious comments.

Moreover, we have found more defamation postings with extremely malicious and delusional content and initiated legal proceedings against the posters. The complaint we have filed includes platforms not mentioned in this notice and we would also like to inform you that we cannot reveal every detail of the content of the complaint to ensure a proper investigation.

Big Hit regularly collects information on malicious postings regarding BTS, reports them to the authorities and files criminal complaints. The accused of an ongoing investigation recently attempted to settle the case but there will be no settlement nor leniency. We would like to stress that we will continue to initiate strict measures to ensure that these malicious acts are not repeated, and our policy of no settlement and no leniency remains in effect.

Reports from our fans are very helpful in responding to such activities. We ask that you make continued use of our hotline (protect@bighitmusic.co.kr) to report any cases of abuse.

We will continue to work to ensure that the rights of our artists are fully protected.

Thank you.

Big Hit Music also released the following English statement regarding TXT:

Hello.
This is Big Hit Music.

Our company regularly initiates legal proceedings against perpetrators of malicious activities related to TOMORROW X TOGETHER [TXT], including defamation, personal attacks, sexual harassment, the spread of groundless information, and ill-intentioned criticism. We would like to provide an update on these activities.

We have recently filed additional criminal complaints using new information provided by fans as well as collected through our monitoring initiatives.

We filed criminal complaints against malicious postings on social media, online communities and DC Inside, including the video clip which maliciously edited artists’ voices on YouTube, which is also a violation of the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network.

We will continue to initiate strict measures against malicious posts that invade the rights of the artists, and our policy of no settlement and no leniency remains in effect.

Big Hit regularly collects information on malicious postings regarding TOMORROW X TOGETHER, reports them to the authorities and files criminal complaints. We ask that you make continued use of our hotline (protect@bighitmusic.co.kr) to report any cases of abuse.

We are always grateful for the affection and dedication shown by our fans of TOMORROW X TOGETHER.

We will continue to work to ensure that the rights of our artists are fully protected.

Thank you.