Soribada

Shut down: July 11, 2002; September 2005

Dubbed the “Korean Napster,” Soribada was the first-ever Korean P2P system to gain maximum exposure across Asia. It was ordered to shut down once indicted on copyright infringement charges. Two years later, Soribada reopened and became a P2P search portal that also supported a paid MP3 service. And after being sued a second time for the same reasons, a judge ordered a complete shutdown of the site in 2005.