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Internet Filtering In South Korea

Internet Filtering In South Korea






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    • By Michelle Schroeder
      Internet Filtering in South Korea
    • Background
      South Korea was established in 1948
      Openly approving North Korean government is illegal and a lot of internet filtering pertains to this
      Thousands of South Koreans since South Korea has been established have been arrested under the anti-communist National Security Law
      Investigations and arrests are still happening today even though South Korea and North Korea are trying to get along.
    • Background
      More than 89 percent of South Korean households have Internet access, making South Korea the most connected country
      There are over 30,000 internet cafes
      Three South Korean internet service providers control nearly 85% of the internet market
      The largest is KorNet which provides about half of the ADSL lines, which then makes KorNet the largest ADSL supplier in the world.
    • Internet Filtering
      South Korean filters many areas such as political content related to North Korea, gambling sites, pirated software, pornography sites, and so on
      South Korea has state ethic guidelines
      This is where most South Korean search engines require users to verify they are at least 19 years old before allowing access to porn sites
    • Legal and Regulatory Frameworks
      The NSL is the primary regulation governing Internet speech in South Korea
      NSL was designed to prevent communist ideology and pro-North Korean sentiment
      This statute provides up to years of imprisonment
      ISPs are responsible for policing content on their networks
      There is a government list of around 120,000 sites in which the ISPs are required to filter
    • Legal and Regulatory Frameworks
      Internet access facilities such as Internet Cafes and public libraries are required to install internet filtering software
      The Youth Protection Act of 1997 made ISPs officially responsible for policing the internet
      Under this act, homosexual content is considered “harmful and obscene”
      In 2003 this homosexual content provision was removed because of outcries
    • ONI Testing Results
      The testing revealed that South Korea filters content related to North Korea, a handful of sites dedicated to gambling, and two sites devoted to pirated software
      ONI’s test suggested that there is little blocking of sensitive content in South Korea
      ONI’s testing registered no blocks on pornography sites and homosexual content
      Minor’s access is restricted though by requiring age identification
    • Conclusion
      South Korea is the most connected country, yet the citizens of this country are not able to have access to unfiltered internet
      Citizens of South Korea are often held liable and arrested for going against South Korean internet filtering laws