Prachatai’s webmaster gets suspended jail term

Prachatai’s webmaster gets suspended jail term – The Nation, May 30, 2012
…Judge Kampol Rungrat said Wednesday that his guilty verdict was based on one particular post that was left on the website for 20 days, which was deemed too long.
Chiranuch “did not perform her duty in a timely manner” and “allowed the inappropriate posting to be on the website for too long,” the judge said…

Webmaster gets deferred jail term – Bangkok Post, May 30, 2012

Google and Rights Groups Condemn Thai Court’s Conviction of a Webmaster – NYT, May 30, 2012
…Taj Meadows, a spokesman for Google, said in an e-mailed statement that the verdict was “a serious threat to the future of the Internet in Thailand.”
“Telephone companies are not penalized for things people say on the phone and responsible Web site owners should not be punished for comments users post on their sites — but Thailand’s Computer Crimes Act is being used to do just that,” Mr. Meadows said…

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