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Daum Communications, NHN, SK Communications and Yahoo Korea lost an appeal of an earlier case and were held responsible by the Supreme Court of Korea for articles posted on their sites that defamed a Korean man:
Kim filed the defamation suit against the portals saying he suffered grave mental anguish caused by negative comments. He argued that the portals were negligent in not controlling malicious and defamatory comments against him on their Web sites. The portals in 2005 carried news stories about Kim’s ex-girlfriend, who committed suicide after breaking up with him.
The Hankyoreh: Courts open up South Korean Web sites to liability charges
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