Korean Financial Blogger Detained

Park Dae Sung

We know political bloggers get harassed all the time, but this is the first I’ve heard of a financial blogger getting thrown in the can. Click here to continue reading “Korean Financial Blogger Detained”…

Philippines to Require License to Post Content

LolwutI’m attending a hearing tomorrow on a proposal by the Philippines’ National Telecommunications Commission that will require licenses for online content developers.

Yes, you read that right. The Philippine government wants to require licenses for people to create and post content online. Under the proposal’s extremely broad definition of a content developer, you would need a license just to comment on this post.

This is the most unenforceable proposal I have ever seen. What are they going to do, require five million Filipino Friendster users to get a license before posting pictures? This proposal clearly comes from the outdated mindset that only corporations can develop content.

It’s a public hearing, so feel free to join me. If nothing else, it’ll be good for a laugh. Click here to continue reading “Philippines to Require License to Post Content”…