Not going to happen. South Korea is willing to give up some privacy for protection (which has worked out quite well for them) but they still have rights that just will not be infringed. If anything could be said about SK restricting access to sites X and Y would be foreigners' access to websites (creating sites where Korean citizens have exclusive access). Many games have their online games exclusive to South Korean residence to help reduce lag on their servers.
SK wouldn't even have considered this ban at all if it wasn't such a serious problem in SK (where as other nations like the US, we don't see this problem at all except for a small percentage). In South Korea, it's considered normal to go hang out at PC-bangs with friends and just game (where as in America, it's normal to grab a group of friends and go hang out at a mall and what not).
This also only applies specifically to the PC platform. Services like X-Box LIVE and PSN won't be affected at all (then again, they're not as popular as PC gaming is in Korea).
But how would they disable PC's only? I thought they disabled the connection entirely?
It's a proposed bill that's still being developed thought so not all details are worked out.
Also good as it gives power to the parents again, kids are getting away with things for far too long, when a kid can counter a parent's wish to do a chore etc it is met with "I will tell child services that you hit me and they will take me away". Most parent's are afraid of this line and don't want to become the bad parent in others eyes. My sister once did this about 27 years ago because she couldnt get a My Little Pony she told a loudmouth pal at school that my parents used the belt on her, and she told her mother who in turned called child protection services (in the UK) who came around to check up.
I was 10 at the time and was like "WTF is going on" and was asked are you ok... with me looking at them weirdly as if to say "What are you talking about woman, do I look like I am in distress". Of course my sister came in and the tears started and it was brushed over, and this was before kids had the power they have now.
On the downside ISP's will love it, no need to upgrade local UBR's/exchanges when most of the bandwith will be cut off from customers at midnight :P
EDIT: As for how they could do it, the ISP's would sign up people and require the KSSN's as said, and then would have it in their system, when it hit midnight a signal would be sent to the modems and cause them restart and force an upload of a new docsis file if cable or the exchanges would block the ADSL line. 6am and the old docsis file is reupped after a hard reset and exchanges would allow the line to be used again.
[Edited by DABhand, 12/3/2010 8:33:30 PM]
Not saying this is the case, but arguments could be made for it. Like seat belt laws.Why should I be fined for not wearing a seat belt? If I fly out of my car and explode my skull, I am only hurting myself? However, I am also hurting my employer, the work force, and or even putting my family on government benefits because of a loss of income for them.
Will be interesting to see how this pans out. I cant see it going to far, but I also don't know much about SK politics.
[Edited by bloodhunt, 12/3/2010 11:55:58 PM]