It has been revealed that a popular Facebook page ‘Idol Issue‘, a page known for posting various content related to Korean entertainment including general news, as well as rumors, controversies, etc, was owned by Kakao Entertainment.
Typically, a social media platform owned and run by an entertainment company would be infringing on copyright laws by posting watermarked photos or videos, such as those copyrighted by other media outlets. However, through ‘Idol Issue’, it’s been revealed that Kakao Entertainment has been garnering likes and follows with largely unfiltered activity.
Furthermore, the Facebook page has been known to crop out watermarks or logos indicating original sources of photos and videos, further infringing on copyright laws and abusing “viral marketing” techniques.
Kakao Entertainment is currently under heavy fire for using images, videos, and content without consent from owners, considering that Kakao is considered a giant in the IP business industry.
Many netizens are currently raising issues over suspicions that Kakao could have used this Facebook page for “viral marketing” purposes to benefit artists affiliated with the company. Kakao is known to be affiliated with the following entertainment agencies: IST Entertainment, Starship Entertainment, EDAM Entertainment, Flex M, High UP Entertainment, and Antenna.
Meanwhile, the ‘Idol Issue’ Facebook page has now been deleted.