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Vietnam Requires Gov't Vetting of Business Websites 32

bhsurfer writes "Vietnam is now requiring government permission for businesses to set up websites. This article on yahoo give a brief rundown. The Ministry of Culture and Information came up with the rules, but hasn't given any info about the penalties for breaking them." The rules are apparently designed to combat the "increasing numbers of Vietnamese with access to news from outside sources." Update: 10/14 19:40 GMT by T :Sorry, that's 'Vietnam'.'
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Vietnam Requires Gov't Vetting of Business Websites

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  • Re:Vetting? (Score:2, Informative)

    by cjpez ( 148000 ) on Monday October 14, 2002 @04:01PM (#4448029) Homepage Journal
    <voice type="simpsons">diiii...ct....ion.....ary?</voice>

    Well, though I don't have a real dictionary on hand at the moment, going over to dictionary.com does give me a little better information, a la:

    v. vetted, vetting, vets
    v. tr.
    1. To subject to veterinary evaluation, examination, medication, or surgery.
    2. To subject to thorough examination or evaluation: vet a manuscript.

    I assume it's being used in case #2 here. :) I suppose that clears that up, then.

  • by Jeremiah Cornelius ( 137 ) on Monday October 14, 2002 @04:16PM (#4448191) Homepage Journal
    The Reg [theregister.co.uk] just had an article this morning [theregister.co.uk], about a similar law - called LSSI- in Spain.

    ISPs and sites are being held accountable for "illicit" content.

    Stop your red-baiting on the thread, you trolls! It's happening in "western, liberal-democracies", too!

    U.S. is mere motions away from this. If recent precedent carries over to Net space, "Justice" Department will exercise this authority without consultation from the legislature.

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