Thailand Not Stopping With Just Blocking YouTube, Now Wants To Sue As Well
from the let-it-go dept
Last month, Thailand was the latest country to ban YouTube over a video its government didn't like. While other countries, such as Turkey and Brazil eventually realized it was silly to block all of YouTube over a single video, and backed down, Thailand is still blocking the site. This is true despite the fact that Google claimed it would help the Thai government block certain videos. Apparently, however, those discussions haven't gone very well, because the Thai government has now set up a committee to sue YouTube for running the clip that supposedly was offensive to the Thai monarchy. This is ridiculous on a variety of levels. Even getting beyond the idea of blocking an entire site based on a single video, there's no way that anyone (offended government officials or not) should find YouTube at fault here. If they want to blame anyone, why not focus on whoever created and uploaded the video?