A Vietnamese company has filed a lawsuit against top music site Zing MP3 for using Korean pop (K-pop) songs that the company paid to distribute exclusively.
The Viet Giai Tri Company filed the lawsuit at the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on Monday, its legal representative told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.
Zing MP3 belong to VNG, the country’s leading Internet content provider.
The company accused Zing MP3 of having used K-pop songs and video clips without paying it royalties since September of 2013.
It ordered the parent company VNG to pay VND4 billion (US$188,457) as regulated in Article 33 of the Intellectual Property Law.
VNG has yet to comment on the case.