Any South Korean websites with at least 100,000 users per day must supply  real names and resident registration numbers in order to submit comments on websites.

Government, media and foreign owned websites are required to comply with South Korea’s ‘Act on the Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and User Protection’, which was in effect April 1, 2009.

Google is protesting this law by removing the ability to upload videos by users in South Korea.

Good for Google.

The disturbing trend is that this type of law is now being adopted in other countries like China, possibly even the United States.