In America, we have a lot of lawyers, and those guys are desperate for money. So when they find an opportunity for a little extra cake, they jump on it. Case in point, this class action against a spyware vendor.
Meanwhile, over in Korea, their economy is still growing, and I think they have placed a moratorium on law school admissions for students entering private practice, so when they find out someone is manufacturing spyware, they just indict them.
I am not even sure Korea has a law against spyware, but who cares! I am not going to complain about their action one iota. I think other countries following the example would be nothing but a good thing.