Despite topping last year’s charts rankings and award shows with their hit singles ‘Oh’, ‘Run Devil Run’ and ‘Hoot’, it has been revealed that Girls Generation is also the top artist victimized by music piracy.
On the 14th of January – the Culture, Sports and Tourism Ministry of Korea along with Copyright Protection Center of Korea Copyright Association released their own analysis for the artists who had the highest losses because of music piracy for 2010.
According to the chart released by the organization, Girls Generation was the number one artist victimized for piracy incurring 35,354 points for the music category. They were then followed by 2NE1 with 23,612 and Lee Seunggi with 23,435 points.
Aside from the music category, the two organizations also released their own investigation for film and drama piracy.