Forum Admin Gets Suspended Sentence for Not Deleting Offensive Posts
Website owner gets suspended jail term sex-scene pictures posted
The NationIn the future, we may decide where to host our forums based upon the local laws in each jurisdiction -- and we may decide where to live based upon the same criteria.
The owner of a message-board website got a suspended one-year jail term and a fine of Bt20,000 after a user posted sex-scene pictures of a Thai woman on his site.
The Criminal Court found Pongwit Singsun 23, guilty of violations of the Computer-Related Crimes Act for allowing his website to be used to damage another person's reputation.
Public prosecutors charged that the crime took place from October 6 to November 30.
A user posted the sex-scene pictures of a woman in Nakhon Sawan, who alerted police.
The court initially sentenced Pongwit to years and fine of Bt40,000 but commuted the penalties by half after he pleaded guilty.
The court later suspend the one-year jail term and put him on probation for two years during which he must report to probation officials for eight times. He is also required to carry out social service for 48 hours.