Bloggers Held Under New Thailand Computer Crime Law

If you thought Germany’s new computer crime laws were strict, try posting an offensive comment on the Web in Thailand. According to the independent newspaper Prachatai, at least one person is being detained in the Bangkok Remand Prison for crimes against the new Computer Crime Act, which went into effect in July. The new legislation, which was initially positioned as a crackdown on online pornography, outlaws the posting of “offensive” material.

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