New Korean law requires a real name

Another off-the-wall, stupid law passed by Internet luddites. South Korea has now passed a law that requires people to use their real names.

The system will require Web users to identify themselves with their real names when posting entries and commenting on others' articles, the government said yesterday.

Link here.

While I sometimes wish that the trolls and spammers who frequent my blog were required to give their real names, the chilling effect of such a idiotic law on civil liberties is unnerving.