This article was written by Chung Hwan Choi and translated into English by Minsu Kyeong.
The term "artists" includes film, television ("TV"), stage, and musical actors and actresses ("actors"), pop singers and musicians, dancers, fashion models, and classical musicians. Although the same analysis can be applied to all of the categories above mentioned, this article solely focuses on pop singers and actors. The Copyright Act of Korea ("Copyright Act") defines Siryun ("public performance") as the entertainment activities of artists, and uses Siryunja ("performer") instead of "entertainer" as a legal term for artists.
Chung H. Choi & Minsu Kyeong,
Protection of Artists' Rights under the Korean Copyright Law,
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