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I don't think there is copyright infringement in this case, as I doubt anyone holds copyrights in North Korea.

This is not the case. DPRK is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organisation [0] and has laws relating to IP [1]. It is perfectly possible to register intellectual property there and plenty of multinational organisations do so.

[0] http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ShowResults.jsp?country_id=9...

[1] http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/profile.jsp?code=KP

I wonder if they apply the 3-generations jail sentence for copyright infringement as well...

They just might, for copying western books, for example. ;)

That was in poor taste.

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