S.Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Fri Oct 1 13:48:24 UTC 2021

South Korean Internet service provider SK Broadband has sued Netflix to 
pay for costs from increased network traffic and maintenance work because 
of a surge of viewers to the U.S. firm's content, an SK spokesperson said 
on Friday.
Last year, Netflix had brought its own lawsuit on whether it had any 
obligation to pay SK for network usage, arguing Netflix's duty ends with 
creating content and leaving it accessible. It said SK's expenses were 
incurred while fulfilling its contractual obligations to Internet users, 
and delivery in the Internet world is "free of charge as a principle", 
according to court documents.


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