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YouTube Disables Comments and User Uploads For Korean Users 237

Craig Mundie may want a driver's license for the Internet, but Korea has actually implemented something of that kind. And, as first-time accepted submitter Pseudonym Authority writes, in the form of an excerpt from PC World: "Google has disabled user uploads and comments on the Korean version of its YouTube video portal in reaction to a new law that requires the real name of a contributor be listed along each contribution they make. The rules, part of a Cyber Defamation Law, came into effect on April 1 for all sites with over 100,000 unique visitors per day. It requires that users provide their real name and national ID card number."
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YouTube Disables Comments and User Uploads For Korean Users

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  • G+, Anyone? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by dsavi ( 1540343 ) on Monday September 12, 2011 @05:31AM (#37374738) Homepage
    I know this happened a while ago, but given the recent events about Google removing users from G+ that were using the service under a pseudonym, this feels really ironic.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 12, 2011 @06:17AM (#37374922)

    Replied anonymously and called you a dink.
    Just because i can. For now.

    I honestly feel no need to ever login here to slashdot. Even after what... a decade? damm. I rather like being able to say things that won't be held aginst me in a court of law.. Or more likely a job app. What i say today i may not agree with tomorrow. But the net doesnt work that way. Once you say it. Its attributed to you forever. And i can't imagine that ever being a good thing. At best it's neutral. At worst it can ruin your life.

    Sure makes me miss bbses with required handles.

  • by Yvanhoe ( 564877 ) on Monday September 12, 2011 @07:42AM (#37375234) Journal
    But you lose the ability to brag about it when you made a correct prevision. You are also less likely to be taken seriously. Slashdot's attitude is smart : "Anonymous coward". Being anonymous is frowned upon, but is possible because of the few very legitimate reasons to do it.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 12, 2011 @09:33AM (#37375928)

    I don't feel a need to brag about anything to a bunch of people who simply won't care anyway.

    *I* don't care. So why would anyone else?

    Getting replies? This is a rather slow forum for a discussion. There's plenty of better ways to get replies (argue) than slashdot.

    And i've seen some of the most intelligent things ever here posted anon. Not that i include myself in that catagory.

    Needing a name and wanting 'credit' smacks too much of the social media type thing that really belongs on facebook where it can be ignored by people who want nothing to do with that sort of community.

Logic is the chastity belt of the mind!