Big brother is watching you, and Youtube is helping

If you go to post a comment on Youtube, which I went to do to defend my best friend in the planet who was being CHASTISED for WHINING when showing people video of herself before losing her Korean language and video two years after where it was almost gone, thanks to international adoption, you get the following message:

본인확인제로 인해 한국 국가 설정시 동영상/댓글 업로드 기능을 자발적으로 비활성화합니다.  We have voluntarily disabled this functionality on because of the Korean real-name verification law.

An interesting discussion about Goggle’s stance on Korea’s law.  All of which I don’t really understand, since Google now owns Youtube.

It’s a weird cyber hermit kingdom here.  You can’t post on Korea’s parallel cyberspace.  And you can’t purchase or download streaming videos, etc.  in Korea’s cyberspace unless you have a Korean citizen number.  Registered aliens can’t even post – and they should know our real names…Very irritating…

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