South Korea prepares to nuke its technological competitiveness with a three-strikes copyright rule

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11 Responses to “South Korea prepares to nuke its technological competitiveness with a three-strikes copyright rule”

  1. Takuan says:

    they’ll just ignore the law and carry on, as always.

  2. invisibelle says:

    All I care is that this doesn’t keep people from uploading Korean TV shows. Right now, those Korean uploaders are lightning-fast, with shows downloadable just a couple of hours after they originally aired. Depriving the rest of the world from seeing their awesome television shows would be a crime in itself.

  3. relgin says:

    Apparently the Korean Government is also going to try to get youtube (Google) to require its citizens to post video or comments with their national ID number and youtube would be compelled to hand over registration material on any posting as well. This would place South Korea in the same league as China in terms of imposing local laws upon Google:

    http://www.paidcontent.org/entry/419-google-bows-to-government-pressure-in-south-korea/

    I also note that there has been no coverage of these issues in the three big newspapers in South Korea as well, all of which have intimate ties to the conservative political party that is in power currently.

  4. Roy Trumbull says:

    Crossing to another part of the world, India has one of the most entrenched bureaucracies. An Indian friend claims the only reason computers and IT caught on and became big business in India was that the government was slow to regulate.
    Korea is a very vital high tech country. They picked up and ran with DTV while Japan ignored it. They make many of our memory chips.
    My advice to them on copyright is that they should accept cases on their court calendar but not permit injunctions. When the case finally comes to trial in the next century both litigants will be faint memories.

  5. Incarnadine says:

    Don’t these governments/people GET IT? It makes me want to copyright a file (my idea, mind you, don’t steal it now) that just says, NONSENSENONSENSENONSENSE” ad infinitum. Almost a “GOTO 10″. I want to feed these people illegal files from the back end, whether they want them or not, just to prove my own crochety point.

  6. airshowfan says:

    How hard can it be to get those politicians’ IP addresses, then complain three times to their ISP that they violated your copyright in some way? Same goes for every other country contemplating this kind of law.

  7. Takuan says:

    everything people living outside Korea can do to help people in Korea post anonymously keeps back the day when their own government will do the same to them. Web freedom and neutrality is EVERYONE’S business. Indeed, it might even be the first human right and freedom ever that actually is universally enforced. Ironic, but your right to free web speech would be realized before your right to clean water

  8. buddy66 says:

    Could be worse. Shanghai will cane your ass.

  9. Takuan says:

    it’s Korea. The law doesn’t work the same way there. Or rather, they pretend less.

  10. relgin says:

    “Takun” makes a good observation too; law does not work quite they way we would think back in the states. The five notions Cory makes above are pretty shrewd IMHO because they are likely.

  11. Arby says:

    I haven’t been here in a while. I consider Boing Boing to be essentially entertainment. I have to remember that it’s also sometimes a great source of news.

    ** Down with corporatocracy! **

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