Starting on August 18th, all music videos and teaser videos that are produced by any entertainment company (with the exception of the making-of clips and photos) must be first deliberately screened by the Korean Media Rating Board before being uploaded onto YouTube or any other portal sites on the internet.
Instead of trying to be of any help in further spreading K-Pop to the world, I don’t understand why they have come up with a policy that only daunts the artists and the producers...When it comes to the internet, [users] select to watch the footage they want, so implementing a pre-evalutation policy for not only music videos but teasers as well is a comical situation that does not exist anywhere in the world.
If a video is found to be uploaded onto the internet without first being screened, those responsible can be subject to fines up to $17,000 or even 2 years of probation...This policy was implemented in an attempt to protect the youth...
-releases 'ONE OF A KIND' MV without going through the KMB-
-makes new album's official title track (그 XX) a swear word-
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