Sep 9, 2014 · 1 minute

The owners of Ashley Madison, the Canadian-based dating website for cheaters, is suing the South Korean government for... not playing fair.

The lawsuit, brought in Canadian federal court by Avid Life Media, says that South Korea unfairly blocked access to Ashleymadison.com after determining that it contained unspecified "illegal information."

As Courthouse News reports:

"No sexual interaction can take place on the plaintiff's website any more than it can by individuals using other websites that the defendants permit to operate freely," the complaint states.

The ban is an uncompetitive business practice in a country that holds itself out as a free-market economy, the company claims, and is akin "to the Canadian Government banning the sale of Samsung (a Korean company) phones in order to cement the consumer position of a Canadian corporation such as Research in Motion (which makes Blackberry Phones) in the marketplace." (Parentheses in complaint.)

Avid life seeks damages for loss of revenue, lost profits, and an order that the defendants stop blocking the site. According to Wikipedia's page on South Korea:

Although increasing numbers of women work outside the home, the dominant conception, particularly for the college-educated middle class, is that the husband is the "outside person," the one whose employment provides the main source of economic support; the wife is the "inside person," whose chief responsibility is maintenance of the household. Women tend to leave the labor force when they get married.
According to Ashley Madison's Wikipedia page, the company's slogan is:
Life is short. Have an affair.
Sometimes it's really hard to decide who to root for in these fights.