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With Proposal to Cyber Defamation Law Enactment and Freedom of Expression

  • Public Land Law Review
  • Abbr : KPLLR
  • 2009, 43(3), pp.593-618
  • Publisher : Korean Public Land Law Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

Choi Kyeong Ok 1

1영산대학교

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ABSTRACT

The suicide of an actress ‘Choi Jin-sil’ set off a furious debate on Internet real-name reply and cyber defamation law. This kind of debate is not new. Looking back to social and political issues in 2008, such as mad cow (U.S beef) issue, candlelight rally and Internet reply thereof, controversial points on social role of ‘malicious reply’ and ‘Internet portal (Portal hereof means a site on the Internet that enables people to access useful information)’ becomes a hot issue in the bilateral diffusion culture of the 21st century. This study deals with the press nature of portal sites that is on the rise (II); How far we should admit an individual freedom of expression in the cultural aspect of direct bilateral communication characteristic of portal sites, and cyber defamation therefrom (III); Reply blockoff on Choi Jin-sil's suicide news and the scope of responsibility that portal sites or Internet service providers should bear (IV).

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