9 Nov 2010

Banned: music with titles praising North Korea

4:30 pm on 9 November 2010

The Supreme Court in South Korea has ruled that possessing instrumental music with titles praising communist North Korea is a crime.

Judges have upheld a suspended prison sentence against a woman for storing electronic files of music composed in North Korea to celebrate the country's leaders.

The court said the tunes contained what it described as enemy-benefiting expressions.