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Global streaming giant Netflix said Thursday it will appeal a recent Seoul court decision that sided with local internet service provider SK Broadband in a dispute over network usage fees.
Last month, the Seoul Central District Court dismissed a request from Netflix that the video streaming service operator is not liable to pay network usage fees to SK Broadband. The court also rejected Netflix's request to confirm that it has no obligation to negotiate with the Korean company.
"There has never been a case globally where a court or a government forced content providers to pay for network fees," the video streaming company said in a statement. "The decision may topple the global internet ecosystem developed by content providers and internet service providers." (Yonhap)