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Monday, January 23, 2006

Korean Netizens Facing Justice

We all know how out of control Korean netizens can get. Now it looks like some might pay for their over the top comments.

Under the criminal code, prosecutions for defamation are only possible when victims files a complaint against offenders, in which case they can be sentenced to up to one year in prison or fines of up to W2 million (US$2,000).

Lim filed complaints against 30 Internet users who posted malicious replies to online articles about the accidental drowning death of her son in the Philippines last July.

Good for her! Maybe if more started to do this, it would stem the tide of rude netizens.