Monday, August 15, 2005

Some Notes

I found this bulletin interesting. It speaks about South Korea's, or rather, the MIC's practice of blocking what it perceives to be threatening websites under the Cold War-era National Security Law of 1948. The article notes:

"South Korea's blocking clearly demonstrates one of the important, unintended consequences of implementing Internet filtering: thousands of websites that were never intended to be blocked, and that are completely unrelated to North Korea, have been filtered. Thus, South Korea is preventing its citizens from accessing thousands of sites as a byproduct of its efforts to filter out those that support North Korea. This incident has prompted renewed calls in South Korea for the reform or repeal the 1948 National Security Law."

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