Dołączył: 20 Mar 2021
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|"There are also many cases where the USB is set so it can only be viewed once on a certain computer, so you can't plug it in to another device or give it to someone else. Only you can see it. So even if you wanted to spread it you couldn't."
Mi-so recalls how her neighbourhood went to extreme lengths to watch films.
She says they once borrowed a car battery and hooked it up to a generator to get enough electricity to power the television. She remembers watching a South Korean drama called "Stairway to Heaven".
This epic love story about a girl battling first her step-mother and then cancer appears to have been popular in North Korea around 20 years ago.
Mr Choi says this is also when fascination with foreign media really took off - helped by cheap CDs and DVDs from China.
The start of the crackdown
But then, the regime in Pyongyang started to notice. Mr Choi remembers state security carrying out a raid on a university around 2002 and finding more than 20,000 CDs.
"This was just one university. Can you imagine how many there were all over the country? The government was shocked. This is when they made the punishment harsher," he said.
Kim Geum-hyok says he was only 16 in 2009 when he was captured by guards from a special unit set up to hunt down and arrest anyone sharing illegal videos. ทดลองเล่นสล็อตฟรี 2021
He had given a friend some DVDs of South Korean pop music that his father had smuggled in from China.