North Korea to Discover File-SharingAdded: Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
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It’s been more that sixty years of censorship in North Korea, but now the country is slowly opening to the world, learning about such things as file-sharing.
The citizens of the country are starting to use real-life social networks in order to share copyrighted content like South Korean TV dramas and pop music on physical devices, including DVD and USB sticks. Although North Korean dictatorship keeps the population without an open web access, it turned out that the citizens have found a way to share their favorite copyrighted content on physical devices.
The US State Department has commissioned the report, which scrutinized hundreds of the country’s runaways who chose to leave North Korea via China and now live in South Korea. According to its results, North Koreans are often being aided by Chinese merchants to smuggle in South Korean TV dramas on different physical devices.
That’s where real life social networks become important: it turned out that they had a really huge impact on old concepts implemented by the abusive regime. It seems that those South Korean TV dramas about family and love triangles have shown the people the simplicity of their lives. As a result, the North Korean government had to stop telling its citizens that South Korea is poor.
Meanwhile, the North Koreans are allowed to own TVs, DVD players, and USB sticks. For us it’s hard to believe that such government still exists, but in the reality not so long ago a number of countries, including Romania, have released themselves from such kind of dictatorship. Perhaps, it is time for the North Koreans to follow their path.
Such kind of file-sharing is punishable by the country’s legislation – and the penalty greatly exceeds any of our laws. Nevertheless, the North Korean government couldn’t stop its people from doing so, because their motives became stronger than fear. In addition, the report revealed a decrease in numbers of people who report on their neighbors about unauthorized activities.
Meanwhile, the country’s officials agree to accept “gifts” to look away and even use unauthorized media content themselves! It is unclear what can follow – the future and the North Koreans will decide whether this will lead to a full-blown revolution, or just a change within its borders.
Thanks to Torrentfreak for the source of the article.
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
|OMG North Korea discovers file sharing? NOT.. LMAO...|
Seriously who are these PEOPLE this article talks about?
Giving the PEOPLE in North Korea that have computers and so called internet access are the ELITE and people in that power circle...
Just think what would really happen if the MASSES have computers and internet access?
Do you think after seeing McDonald's, KFC, cars, clothes and mostly FOOD they would not revolt against this regime?
I have actually been asked why doesn't the North Korean GOVERNMENT allow Food Aid, Red Cross and much more into the North?
Simple really. Given what is called JUCHE...
This is their control this is what they tell the North Korean People. They allow anyone else show these people food and other needed items can come from some one NOT THE NORTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT; they will have civil war and loose control. THIS is what the Kim Il JUNG portrayed..
North Korea uses propaganda to claim they have a paradise on Earth.. If that was true and it is not why are thousands of North Koreans crossing the Han river many dying by drowning; but most are killed by being machine gunned by North Korean soldiers..
They had an incident in North Korea where a female South Korean Tourist was gunned down with an full auto AK47 by a North Korean Soldier when she has stepped into a FORBIDDEN area while at a North Korean resort...
|posted by (2012-05-31 01:10:37)|
|posted by (2012-05-31 03:13:33)|
|@1 ,read paragraph 2 were it says they dont have open web access and they share files with dvd's and usb devices and the like.So what r u on about??|
It must be gr8 for these people to watch a bit of tele ,its probly the best thing they have all year to do the poor buggers,we all know that the governments are not a reflection of the people
there spose to serve,good on them for sharing and bringing some happiness into there miserible lives.and to haters i say wakeup growup!one planet one people
|agree with the yawn about menhunies posts. big know it all who really knows nothing but what he finds on google searches|
|this is not new.. they've been trading video cds (VCD) of south korean tv shows for years via China.||
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