Sunday, January 31, 2010

South Korea to strengthen the legislation and the real-name system, and regulate online behavior

The vigorous development of the Internet enable people with vast amounts of information "up close." At the same time, violent pornography, gambling, fraud, abusive defamation, racial discrimination, terrorism and other harmful information is also mixed where harm to society. South Korea's information industry as a developed country, in order to deal with such issues continue to improve legislation to crack down on Internet crime, and the main site real-name system management, and trying to create a safe and healthy network environment.

South Korea is the world's first national review body set up the Internet. As early as 1995, the South Korean National Assembly on revising the adoption of a new "Telecommunications Business Law," would "risk communication and information" as the control object, and the formation of information and communications under the Act Ethics Committee. The committee's main tasks are to accept the negative information reported to the network to monitor the network to arbitrate disputes, closing the country illegally or unhealthy websites, shielding foreign bad Web sites. In 2008, the Korean government established the new Radio Communications Committee to undertake the above responsibilities.

In 2001, South Korea has enacted "unhealthy site identification standard" and "Internet content filtering Act", within the legal framework to establish the legality of the information content filtering. "Internet content filtering Act," prohibits Internet service providers access to the South Korean government has been "blacklisted" for all sites; for the protection of minors must be Internet cafes, public places such as libraries and schools to install filtering software, the introduction of the content hierarchical management system. In the same year, Information and Communication Ethics Committee, after review of identification, to submit a website address that contains 119,000 of the "blacklist" to require South Korean Internet service providers to be shielded.

To improve network management and regulations, South Korea in recent years have worked out the "Basic Law, the promotion of information technology" "Basic Law on Protection of Information and Communication", "promoting the use of information and communication network and the protection of Information Act" and other laws. These laws provide for the dissemination of pornography on the Internet information, by insulting slander to undermine the reputation of others, repeatedly sending can induce terror or anxiety information, Internet gambling, while allowing release of harmful information on youth behavior, consider the South Korean broadcasting and communications the Commission a verified, may require Internet service providers or web site administrator to delete or restrict the persons responsible for serious offense punishable by two years or fined 2,000 million won (1 U.S. dollars about 1150). Leaks in the Internet and other violations of the "National Security Law" and abetting crimes committed "criminal" behavior, South Korea will be punished in accordance with relevant laws.

South Korea also established the "illegal and harmful information reporting center" channels to monitor the online dissemination of information, anyone can call the hotline or online reporting. South Korea and ruthlessly crack down on cyber-crime. In September 2009, South Korea in a hospital medical staff because of the Internet to spread its competitors Hospital "delayed maternal," the rumor was the Seoul Central District Court ruled that "damage the reputation of others" and "hinder business" crime and was sentenced to one years in prison. In October 2008, South Korean actress Choi real fed online "usury" rumors committed suicide, the first on the Internet to spread the "true Choi usury," the rumors of a securities company employee was eventually sentenced to a fine of Seoul Central District Court 40,000,000 . Since then, the South Korean Prosecutor's Office took a month's time, in the national mobilization network of 900 investigators on the Internet to spread false news and publishing "bad posts" and other acts of concentration and control, decided to even the minor may also be a suspect arrests.