jimji - 12:55 am on Dec 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
I think twenty days is about eighteen days too long to have left something on the board in a country the site owner knew had such laws.
Bangkok Criminal Court Judge Kampol Rungrat said his guilty verdict was based on one particular post that was left on the Prachatai site for 20 days.
In that same article I read this:
"Today's guilty verdict for Chiranuch Premchaip0rn, for something somebody else wrote on her website, is a serious threat to the future of the Internet in Thailand," Taj Meadows, Asia Pacific spokesman for Internet services giant Google, said by email.
"Telephone companies are not penalized for things people say on the phone and responsible website owners should not be punished for comments users post on their sites," he wrote. "The precedent set today is bad for Thai businesses, users and the innovative potential of Thailand's Internet economy."
I see another example that some of those folks at Google, Inc. are not too sharp. That's a really stupid comparison and I would hope Mr. Page has had a word or two with that employee of his.
If that statement was not repudiated by some Google official soon after it was published it certainly would not do much to help the cause of any webmaster that wants to make the case that they shouldn't be held accountable for what their community members post.
Oh yes, speaking of the relationship between a webmaster and the community members, this from a post above is interesting.
I'm based in Thailand and my forum is full of cranky westerners that brought with them their western cultural baggage ... (truncated)
Talk about the ice cube calling the water warm.