A post on law blog Zeroday offers an interesting take on Blizzard's Real ID program, and the recent revelation that this would require StarCraft II forum users to use their real names. The author points out that Korean law may be the motivation for this policy, as StarCraft's popularity in Korea is obviously an important consideration. Word is: "Iím going to make the suggestion that South Koreaís Real Name System is a driving force behind this decision. In 2009 South Koreaís government created a law that was meant to curb online defamation by insisting that all users who comment on sites with greater than 100,000 users per day must use their real name." Thanks Joker961 via Kotaku.
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