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[THE KOREA TIMES_이동진 변호사] Steps for better bicycle-sharing services

By Lee Dong-jin​ As in other countries, bicycle-sharing services in Korea have also become big business. Seoul Metropolitan Government officially began its own service named "Ddareungi (따릉이)" or "Seoul's bike" in 2015, and several companies now also provide similar services. ​Because bicycle-sharing is a desirable solution for air pollution, traffic jams, and lack of exercise, ...

[THE KOREA TIMES_최선민 변호사] Flexible devices and the problem of battery safety

By Choi Sun-min The CES (International Consumer Electronics Show) is an annual technology gift for tech lovers all around the world. One of the most notable devices at the 2019 CES was LG's rollable OLED TV. Literally, the OLED TV was rolled up in a white box, and it was a breathtaking moment when the ...

[THE KOREA TIMES_박은지 변호사] Recent trends in gaming industry regulations

By Park Eun-ji A few years ago, a panel of celebrities on a TV show was asked to rank Korea's cultural contents industry exports in terms of sales volume. The categories were movies, music, and electronic games, the last of which turned out to be the clear winner. Panel members expressed great surprise, as they ...

[THE KOREA TIMES_이동진 변호사] Handy tips for using ride-sharing services

By Lee Dong-jin The business-to-consumer ride-sharing market in Korea has rapidly increased and 5 million people here have used such a service. The whole process can be controlled by a smartphone application and you do not need to see or speak to anyone from the rental company. The car garage will be close to you, ...

[THE KOREA TIMES_ 임호산 변호사] Smart factories and pending Personal Video Information Protection Act

By Lim Ho-san One of my clients is a software development start-up that is jumping on the bandwagon of the deep learning Smart Factory system. In the course of developing an automatic system to analyze the progress of shipbuilding for a leading Korean shipbuilder, a system that applies deep-learning mechanisms, the company designed an analysis ...

[THE KOREA TIMES_신채은 변호사] The relationship between ‘smart contracts’ and vending machines

By Shin Chae-eun Our lives are closely related to contracts. Let's take my way to work today as an example. I turned on a music streaming app and left home listening to music. I entered the subway station by checking in with my transport card. I was thirsty, so I bought some water from the ...

[THE KOREA TIMES_김동욱 변호사] Copyright issues for playing recorded music in public

By Kim Dong-uk We hear music all around us in our everyday lives. There is music, not played directly by us, in all sorts of public places such as shopping malls, cafes, restaurants, clothing stores and gyms, and we recognize it as a normal part of our social environment. However, is this music played legally? ...

[THE KOREA TIMES_안찬식 변호사] Is Korean Crypto Valley possible?

  By Ahn Chan-sik Starting with Switzerland's Zug, followed by the U.K.'s TechUK and China's Lujiazui Special Economic Zone, the concept of a "Crypto Valley," now existing in various locations, offers a variety of benefits for startups that nurture and develop blockchain and cryptocurrency-related industries around the world. In Korea, while the government has designated ...