Looks like China isnít the only country cracking down on streaming video sites these days. Korean prosecutors have arrested the CEOs of five media storage companies for alleged violation of copyright laws, but critics believe that hosting streaming videos of anti-government candlelight vigils might have something to do with the arrests as well, according to the Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo.

The paper reports that two of the five companies targeted were Kutech and Nowcom. Kutech runs the popular Endisk site, while Nowcom maintains a site called PDBOX that offers media storage and P2P video streaming. Nowcom also maintains a similar service called Club Box, as well as a YouTube-like site called Afreeca.com. Critics charge that Afreeca is the real target of the crackdown because it has been hosting government-critical programming and video recordings of the recent protests against meat imports. Continue reading at Newteevee.com.

Tags: ,