Tuesday, September 16, 2008

[Korea.net News, Government News, August 21 2008] Gov't proposes increased Internet accountability

Source: Korea Communications Commission

The Korea Communications Commission said Wednesday (Aug. 22) that it had made an amendment to information and communication network laws in order to efficiently implement the government's information and communication network policy.

Under the proposed amendment, if Internet portals do not at least temporarily block online postings containing defamatory information even after receiving a complaint, they could be subject to a fine of up to 30 million won ($28,598).

The commission said it would like portals to be more responsible for monitoring defamatory or obscene postings. Postings in this case covers comments attached to news articles, blog postings, articles – almost any text published on the Internet that is open for all to read.

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