The concept of democracy is quite hard to find in South Korea. There are indiscriminate attacks on the freedom of expression. The authorities have blindly labeled any cultural attempts as ‘harmful for kids’ and successfully dampened the morale of artists. Now they have even passed a new bill entitled “Music Video Rating System” that would fit better in a communist state […] When publishing uncensored music videos online, people could face up to two years in jail and a 20 million Korean won (USD 17,760) fine. The maximum punishment for DUI [Driving Under Intoxication] in South Korea is only up to one year in prison or [a fine of] 10 million Korean Won. We are under a situation whereby people can be treated worse than those DUI drivers just for uploading content online. If we let this happen, who knows? Next would be another law censoring any concert posters, album covers and even concert tickets.
Read more about South Korea’s new bill which requires every music video or trailer be rated prior to upload. Failure to comply could result in up to two years in prison or a hefty fine on Global Voices.
This sounds like a clear case of censorship. Why are U.S. troops in this country again?
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