30 Jul 2009
Officers fighting cyber crime should not target intermediaries such as Internet service providers, webmasters and search engines because it is ineffective and allows real criminal to get undetected, hurting the economy and the community, according to the Thai Netizen Network (TNN).
9 Jul 2009
Blogging and Democratization in Malaysia: A New Civil Society in the Making is the first book to discuss blogging in Malaysia in detail. It draws upon a survey completed in late 2006, interviews and observations, and it is a unique record of the early moments of social-political blogging in Malaysia. There is also a timely postscript to the book that discusses the overall impact of blogging on the ‘political tsunami’ of the Malaysian general elections in 2008.
24 Jun 2009
An Italian court has delayed a case against search giant Google, which could have major ramifications for content providers around the globe. At the heart of the case is a debate about how much responsibility providers have for the content on their sites.
5 Jan 2008
The Fah Diew Kan (Same Sky) publishing house website was shut down on the night of Jan 4 by its hosting server.
13 Nov 2007
"We used the Computer Crime Act, because we didn't want to use a more serious law," said Pol Col Yanapol Yangyeun, Commander of the IT Crime Office of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) under the Ministry of Justice, during a seminar on Thailand's relatively new computer crime law on Nov 8, 2007.
14 Oct 2007
Web-board posters ‘Praya Pichai' and ‘Ton Chan' appeared at Bangkok's Criminal Court on Friday Oct 12, and were told by the court that the prosecution had yet to proceed with the case.
13 Oct 2007
A lèse majesté charge was filed with the Crime Suppression Division police against unidentified internet users who posted messages on the Prachatai web-board.
17 Sep 2007
A well-known anti-coup activist confirmed that he met arrested webmaster Praya Pichai while detained at the same cell in prison. Fellow members of the cyber community and human rights and free speech advocates are raising fund to bail the second woman who is still detained.
17 Sep 2007
A woman detained under the Computer Crime Act was released after her family members bailed her out at the Criminal Court.
8 Sep 2007
One webmaster and other user names dropped out of the Thai internet community at about the same time a rumour began to spread on Aug 24 that some web-board members had been arrested. The Financial Times newspaper reported in its Sept 1-2 weekend edition that two Thais had been arrested for posting offensive comments about the monarchy.
7 Sep 2007
An arrested member of internet discussion forums has been released on bail today, his family members told Prachatai.
7 Sep 2007
The second person reported to have been arrested under the new Computer Crime Act has been found detained at Bangkok Remand Prison, the same place where a 36-year-old programmer was held.