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Korean Law Behind Real ID Changes?

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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11. Re: Korean Law Behind Real ID Changes? Jul 9, 2010, 04:15 Muscular Beaver
 
Sorry but Blizzard went downhill 2004 already when they released WoW, especially in the support sector and they made similar audacious moves like this one before. They actually started to rise slowly, and now it has reached a new peak. But I am sure its not the end.
You should have noticed that by now...
 
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Oh that is so lame... You will PAY for your use of inappropriate dialogue!
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