Sunday, August 31, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, July 24 2008] Internet Postings No Longer Anonymous

Aiming to curtail slander, libel and other illegal acts on the Internet, the government has decided to widen the application of user verification measures when people sign up to use the services offered by Internet portals and other websites. The user verification measure, which had been applied only to Internet portals and user-created content sites with more than 300,000 daily visitors, or to Internet news sites with more than 200,000 daily visitors, will now be expanded to websites with at least 100,000 daily visitors. The government is trying to lessen the instances of illegal acts and cyber violence committed on the Internet under the cloak of anonymity.

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