Thursday, April 9, 2009
YouTube Rejects Real Name System for Korean Users
YouTube, the world's largest video-sharing Web site, said Thursday it has decided not to require South Korean users to use their real names when they register. According to the Korea Times, the move marks a rejection of a South Korean government policy that requires private information for online users. South Korea is the only country in the world where Internet users are required to input their name and resident registration number before subscribing to portals and other Internet services. However, observers pointed out the obvious fact that South Korean users will likely be able to post videos on the site without difficulty if they set their country preference to countries other than South Korea.