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Internet Law and Defamation

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The law of libel, as applied to the Internet in Korea, is still relatively undeveloped, given the uniqueness of the Internet as “the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed.” The Internet defies national boundaries that traditionally governed publication, while challenging the distinction between public and private communications.
This paper examines Internet libel law in South Korea. Its working premise is that an in-depth analysis of libel law issues in cyberspace in Korea will likely add to a comparative outlook on mass communication law and regulations. The first part of the paper focuses on various libel laws of Korea, whether they relate directly or indirectly to defamation on the Internet. The paper’s second part is devoted to discussing several court cases, including the 2002 landmark case of the Constitutional Court, which involved cyberlibel. The last section of this paper offers the author’s critical analysis of the Korean government’s legislative and judicial experimentation with balancing freedom of expression with reputational interests in cyberspace.

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Youm, Kyu. "Internet Law and Defamation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, New Orleans Sheraton, New Orleans, LA, May 27, 2004 <Not Available>. 2009-05-26 <http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p113436_index.html>

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Youm, K. H. , 2004-05-27 "Internet Law and Defamation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, New Orleans Sheraton, New Orleans, LA Online <.PDF>. 2009-05-26 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p113436_index.html

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Abstract: The law of libel, as applied to the Internet in Korea, is still relatively undeveloped, given the uniqueness of the Internet as “the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed.” The Internet defies national boundaries that traditionally governed publication, while challenging the distinction between public and private communications.
This paper examines Internet libel law in South Korea. Its working premise is that an in-depth analysis of libel law issues in cyberspace in Korea will likely add to a comparative outlook on mass communication law and regulations. The first part of the paper focuses on various libel laws of Korea, whether they relate directly or indirectly to defamation on the Internet. The paper’s second part is devoted to discussing several court cases, including the 2002 landmark case of the Constitutional Court, which involved cyberlibel. The last section of this paper offers the author’s critical analysis of the Korean government’s legislative and judicial experimentation with balancing freedom of expression with reputational interests in cyberspace.

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DEFAMATION LAW AND THE INTERNET The socio-cultural and legal approach to reputation as a value varies from society to society. Unlike the Anglo-American concept of reputation as an individual right the Korean concept is that reputational interests are perceived "in relation to the groups to which they belong."1 South Korea does not protect freedom of expression as a transcendent value. The Constitution of Korea makes no preferential distinction subordinating reputation to a free press. Article 21 states "Neither speech
the print model of communication regulation i.e. freedom from state regulation in general. The Court is as solicitous about guarding freedom of expression in cyberspace as it has been about expanding freedom of expression in the “real” world since 1987.81 The Court’s clear-cut explication of the free speech doctrine informed by the marketplace of ideas theory is expected to provide a directional point for judges lawmakers policymakers and ordinary individuals in defining the Internet’s key role in expanding freedom


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