[Foundation-l] Korean Wikipedians charged with "criminal defamation:" a potential threat of censorship

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Wed Dec 22 14:45:00 UTC 2010

On 22/12/2010 04:56, Puzzlet Chung wrote:
> At most four Korean Wikipedians are charged with defamation of Song
> Young-gil, the Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City.
> Another concern about this incident is that this could happen to every
> bit of contribution to the project.  South Korean government had been
> censoring any scribble on the web they think beneficial to North
> Korea,[2] and for later on, anything they think "fraudulent" whenever
> the state is in "threat," according to an exclusive report.[3]
> [1] https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ko/w/index.php?title=%EC%86%A1%EC%98%81%EA%B8%B8&diff=5832689
> [2] http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/shame_on_democratic_south_korea_for_censoring_face.php
> [3] http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/economy/it/455022.html

Unfortunately, the days when anyone could post anything they liked on 
the web, and eschew all responsibility, are fast coming to an end. Those 
posting KP found that out some years ago, as did those uploading 
copyright music, and films. Those that perpetuate libels are also being 
called to account, as are those that post voyeuristic images of people 
in the street. Laterly jokes, and hoaxes on twitter are getting people 

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