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The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced Tuesday that it is set to expand policies to support startups and employment in the cultural arts sector and the culturally marginalized in 2024. The policies are divided into and targeted toward young adults over 19, vulnerable groups, businesses and regions.
South Korea has announced that it will launch a new visa specifically for enthusiasts of South Korean culture. The Hallyu visa, also being called the “K-culture training visa,” will allow non-Koreans who register at local performing arts academies to stay in the country for up to two years. Hallyu, which translates to “Korean Wave,” refers to the enormous global popularity of South Korea’s cultural economy exporting K-pop culture through music, films and other artistic mediums.
The culture ministry announced Wednesday it will not grant copyright registration to artificial intelligence (AI)-generated content, drawing a clear line on the controversial issue of whether to legally recognize the creativity of such content.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Minister YU In Chon, MCST) together with the Korea Copyright Commission (Chairman CHOI Byung Goo, KCC) opened the world’s first experiential copyright museum in Jinju Innovation City on Wednesday, November 22. The National Copyright Museum was established so that young people can learn about copyright in an easy and fun way through creative experience activities.
In a groundbreaking move to fortify the K-Content industry, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced a robust investment plan of 1 trillion won ($766.5 million) over five years. The focus is on bolstering the competitiveness of Korean Online Video Services (K-OTT) amidst the global dominance of OTT platforms.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced various cultural benefits, including free museum and art exhibitions and discounts at multiplex movie theaters, for students who took the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) on Thursday.