Samsung resolves Milk Music copyright issues in Korea

Music milk logo canvasSamsung has resolved its legal issue with the Korea Music Copyright Association over the Milk Music app. The tech major has inked a new contract with distributor Soribada that will take effect from the start of July 2015. The deal got the KMCA seal of approval on the condition that Milk “will strengthen its premium service,” according to the Korea IT Times.

The KMCA cancelled Samsung’s deal with Soribada in October 2014 and insisted that Milk Music become a paid service. Samsung had initially made the platform available as a free app for people who owned select Galaxy smartphone models, but the KMCA said making Milk free was a copyright infringement. Samsung agreed to launch a paid tier in the home market of Korea, which launched in April of this year.

Anna Washenko