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Internet Portal Temporarily Bans Web Comments on Entertainment News to Stem Defamation

Internet Portal Temporarily Bans Web Comments on Entertainment News to Stem Defamation

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Daum, South Korea’s second-largest internet portal, will temporarily close down comment fields on its entertainment news site in a drastic move designed to crack down on online expressions of defamation and hatred, the portal’s operator said Friday. Yeo Min-soo and Joh Su-yong, co-chief executives of Kakao Corp., which has [...]

Film Director and Producer Found Innocent of Defaming Late President Rhee Syngman

Film Director and Producer Found Innocent of Defaming Late President Rhee Syngman

  SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – On Aug. 29, the Seoul Central District Court found a film director and a producer innocent, both of whom were accused of defaming late President Rhee Syngman. The director and the producer, referred to only as Kim and Choi, created the documentary film “Hundred Years’ War in Korea”. The film, [...]

[Quote] Former Lawmaker Kang Yong-seok Sentenced to Monetary Penalty

[Quote] Former Lawmaker Kang Yong-seok Sentenced to Monetary Penalty

“The defendant stops using derogatory and unrefined words in his public rhetoric.” “Former lawmaker Kang Yong-seok’s remarks made anchorwomen deeply feel disgraceful. Nevertheless, it may not make negative societal impacts on each individual anchorwoman since his remarks were not targeted toward an individual anchorwoman.” “If locking a person in and depriving him of freedom itself [...]