Tuesday, August 19, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, July 3 2008] Portals Fined for Online Defamation

The Seoul High Court on Wednesday ordered Internet portals to pay W30 million (US$1=W1,042) in damages in a defamation suit brought by a man who said he became the subject of an online witch hunt. The court said web portals are media outlets and must delete online posts that can seriously damage a person’s reputation. It ordered Naver to pay W10 million, Daum W7 million, Cyworld W8 million and Yahoo W5 million to the man identified as Kim (32).

◆ Online witch hunt
◆ Portals are news media

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