Online protest against filter act

In Sudkorea, a classification of Internet content on the basis of voluntary self-control should be introduced, which could be brought for freedom of expression for critics

Not always growing efforts to filter everything unavoided from the internet to get rid of the problems, consent to approval. In Sudkorea, on Saturday in a kind of online demonstration probably criticians of a planned law, which requires a classification of online content in the sense of voluntary self-inspection, were paralyzed the website of the communication and information ministry for 10 hours.

Sudkorea has determined the spread of the Internet last time, for example with the Cyber Korea 21 Project,. But with the great use of the Internet, however, Yang Joon-Chul from the Council for information security of the Information and Communication Ministry, the "Dysfunctionalities" to. In order to get them and to ensure a safe information environment, the advice for information security was created in January. The most important task is the condition of the laws and institutions to the information age. Among other things, harder penalties for crackers, widespread computer viruses, cyberstalkers or persons are intended, the other sexually exposed. It should also be prevented from the distribution of basic fractions on the Internet.

For networks from a certain coarse should the installation of one "Information security system" be mandatory. The booming safety industry and the application of closure techniques should be demanded. To all the tasks, "Hacking, viruses and rating information" to prevent, also a controversial project of the Ministry of requesting the operators of websites that they voluntarily classify their content, so as to allow internet users to keep their children from visiting certain pages with filters.

The legislative proposal should, when it goes after the government, passed from Parliament in autumn and be implemented in the next year after a test phase. Well bong-ha, a ministry spokesman emphasizes that the filtering of obscene content is urgently needed: "Nudity, sexually explicit content, hate attacks and other impact content is available on the Internet in the overflow and are unhindered to our children."

However, the law stabs the resistance of a coalition from so far 27 burger right groups, which in July already the proposal as "Law for national security on the Internet" have criticized. Thus, they play on the old Draconian anti-communist laws, with which governments had unpleasant opposition movements. It is escorted that freedom of expression could be disproportionate. The Korean Democratic Labor Party (KDLP) and Progressive Network have set itself the top of the protests and ask people to focus on their criticism online, for example on the website of the Law Information and Communication Ministry.

Last Saturday, how the Korea Herald reported, then to a DOS attack on the Department of the Ministry, who began at 9 o’clock 30 in the morning town time. At 12 o’clock noon, the server collapsed under the data bombardment and could only be done again at 22 o’clock. Embarrassingly, this was because of the attack on the last day of a nationwide exceptional exception of information reliability.

The Ministry accused Progressive Network, as the group already called the Internet users to online protests and "Click-in programs" have provided. Although the group denies to be responsible for the attack, however, support for the protest action: "The DOS attack on the homepage of the Ministry is a legitimate means of expressing political will." It has been aimed for a protest campaign against the Department of the Ministry on Monday, but have spaced off the weekend for the weekend.

Jang Kyong-A from the Progressive Network fears that the "so-called self-control an invisible control through the agencies brings with him and finally the government is given the control." For the Ministry, on the other hand, the law aims for the requirement of freedom of expression. So far, the dissemination of some content is banned online and offline due to the Youth Protection Act. Under the new law, such websites could be allowed if they are considered "For adults only" be classified. However, the ministry already announced changes. Thus, now only those for classification should be forced to offer imputing content according to the Youth Protection Act, not all those who "intend to offer rated content for adolescents". No more to be recorded a paragraph that allowed providers to pass on information about persons who have used illegal content. The transfer data of internet users should no longer be given to the police simply continued.

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