This is what reader AJ~AJ~AJ commented on one of my posts earlier this morning. I guess SBS will not budge and so be it.
GUESS WHAT! I EMAILED SBS INTERNATIONAL UNDER THE NAME OF “Non-Koreans for Koreans”. I showed them our petition, comments from your “goodbye people” post, soompi threads about the recent suspensions. I also asked them about what they’re gonna do to us non-korean fans now, cuz it seems like they’re not aware of us. The actual message is an essay long so i cant paste it here, I’ll just post it on soompi later (will update link later).
SBS International, Inc. Response
First of all, thank you for your interest in SBS programs. However, SBS programs that are (were) available for viewing on Youtube.com were posted by parties that are not affiliated with SBS and thus committing copyright infringement. Please understand that what we are trying to do is to eliminate copyright infringers, not neglecting Korean pop culture fans. There are websites that has SBS Programs available for viewing and you will be able to enjoy SBS programs through following websites:
Thank you for your support
SBS International, Inc.
So this is what I replied after going to the websites that they gave
As we have said, we are NON-KOREANS. We loved the Youtube uploaders because they took time to put SUBTITLES on your variety shows so we could all UNDERSTAND and laugh at the funny guests and MC’s. Because of those “subbers” and “uploaders,” your audience have expanded into a worldwide audience. We suggest you reach out to us in that way as well, NOT just by giving us websites that are once again for the Hanggeul-speaking audience.
It has been a drama-filled week for me and the rest of you who have voiced out your opinions here and at other places. Stay tuned for the next chapter, if any.