Internet regulations: From the US to Australia

Updated: 2016-05-17 10:29


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Internet regulations: From the US to Australia

South Korea

Government-delegated bodies are responsible for filtering content that is regulated by specific laws to protect youth, national security, and other national priorities. Ministries proposed a battery of legislation that would create a framework for addressing defamation, "false rumors," and "malicious postings."

In July 2008, Minister of Justice Kim Kyung-hwan introduced the crime of "cyber defamation," which punishes those who insult others through the internet with up to two years imprisonment or an $8,800 fine.

In June 2002, the Supreme Court struck down the provisions of the Telecommunications Business Act defining "harmful" content and granted the government unlimited authority to regulate harmful internet content.