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       "express their opposition against corporations"
       "rehire the Sammi workers who are fired unfairly"

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"Martin Cosgrave" <> kop! paztd

>----- Original Message -----
>From: Chris Bailey (by way of Tony Gosling <>)
>To: <>
>Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2000 10:13 PM
>Subject: [IR-L]: Attack on Korean website
>> Marsh,
>> If you didn't see this already could you redirect it to any net
>> magazines/lists you know of as appropriate??
>> It's from Chris Bailey, Labournet, who got Greennet closed down for a week
>> with his international dock strike!
>> TJ
>> ps. "NodongNet"  how unfortunate ;-)
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> -------------------------------
>> Mirror copies of the anti-posco website are being set up outside Korea,
>> particularly via Association for Progressive Communications members and
>> partners around the world (JinboNet is an APC partner). Any website that
>> would like to be involved in this mirroring please contact me.
>> Protest faxes can be sent to President of POSCO,  Fax 82-2-3457-1900
>> Protest e-mails can be sent at the following site:
>> Chris Bailey
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> -------------------
>> Sender: "jinbonet" <>
>> Subject: [antiposco] urgent about freedom of expression
>> We Oppose the POSCO's attack on the Anti-POSCO Homepage
>> - Statement from JinboNet(Korean Progressive Network) and
>>   NodongNet(Labornet in South Korea)
>> 1. JinboNet(Korean Progressive Network) and NodongNet(Labornet in South
>> Korea) protest against application for a provisional injunction of the
>> Anti-POSCO Homepage( by Pohang Iron & Steel
>> Co.Ltd.(POSCO). POSCO asserts that the design of Anti-POSCO homepage
>> violates the copyright of its own homepage.(
>> However, we assert that POSCO applies the copyright in too broad terms,
>> thereby attacks the freedom of expression on the web.
>> 2. The internet is a space for all walks of people to express and assert
>> their own opinion without any restriction. Also, there are a lot of
>> parody-sites against corporate sites in the world, by which people can
>> express their opposition against corporations. This freedom of expression
>> on the web is an absolute, unalienable right, as is the case of coporate
>> rights to advertise itself by Internet. And it natural that these parody
>> sites have used the targets' logos and designs. It is definitely a just
>> to express one's own ideas or opinions.
>> 3. The main contents of Anti-POSCO Homepage are related to the news of
>> Sammi Special Steelty Co. workers' struggle, the demands of workers, and
>> on. The Seoul High Court has already decided that the Sammi workers demand
>> (reintatement of Sammi union leaders and activists) was right. But, POSCO
>> refused to implement the verdict of the court. This homepage opened in
>> order to publicize this information more widely. And inorder to express
>> protest against POSCO, this Anti-POSCO Homepage is designed as a parody
>> site. This parody homepage is the minimal means of expression by the
>> socially weak, who are protesting against a giant corporation.
>> 4. POSCO's application for the provisional injunction against this
>> Anti-POSCO homepage is merely a legal violence of the giant corporation in
>> the name of the copyright. Furthermore, POSCO is a state-run company,
>> social accountability should not allow any infringement of freedom of
>> expression. Generally, the copyright is a right to protect corporations
>> from commercial loss or serious damage by business rivals. But, the
>> Anti-POSCO Homepage is not for commercial purpose, and not the rival of
>> POSCO's. Also, this homepage does not make a false description. So, we
>> upon the POSCO's legal application as a violation by the giant enterprise
>> of the freedom of expression on the Internet.
>> 5. Finally, we demand the POSCO to immediately cancel the application
>> against Anti-POSCO Homepage, to implement court decisions and rehire the
>> Sammi workers who are fired unfairly. If the POSCO refuse to accept our
>> just demand, it will, we solemnly war, be faced with an enormous wave of
>> protest by thousands of Netizens, as well as workers, nationally and
>> internationally, who are extremely indignant at the infringement of the
>> freedom of expression on the Internet.
>> 2000. 04. 11
>> JinboNet / NodongNet
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