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[Supreme Court Decision – Criminal Law] – On Intent of Defamation

I’d like to introduce Supreme Court Decision stating that in case a person makes a statement damaging another person’s reputation when checking out if the rumor is true, the person’s intent for defamation is not recognized. Please refer to the case 2018Do4200 Decided June 15, 2018 and for further legal inquiries, please contact me at […]

[Supreme Court Decision – Criminal Law] – On Uploading a “Torrent File” of Obscene Videos

I’d like to introduce Supreme Court Decision stating that uploading a “torrent file” of obscene videos is violation of Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, Etc.! Please refer to the case 2019Do5283 Decided July 25, 2019 as follows and for legal consultation, please contact me at https://lawyerhwang.com/consultation/ or [email protected]; […]

On narcotic crimes

I’ve been sometimes asked about narcotic crimes from expats in Korea. South Korea is famous for its strict laws on narcotic crimes and there are several different provision on them from that in other countries. Above all, I’d like to point out that it is quite often misunderstood that only using narcotics shall be penalized. […]

What is defamation?

I have received many inquiries on defamation. I’d like to briefly discuss defamation on this post. Korean Criminal Act prescribes on defamation and the relevant Article is as follows;  Article 307 (Defamation)           (1)         A person who defames another by publicly alleging facts shall be punished by imprisonment or imprisonment without prison labor for not more than […]

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