News Summary: SKorea faces bad odds in porn fight

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Associated Press

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 10 at 1:02 PM

PORN-NO: South Korea is one of the few developed countries where pornography, rife on the Web, is illegal. But in a country where more than 90 percent of homes have high-speed Internet access, pornography is easy for the tech-savvy population to find.

VOLUNTEER ARMY: A squad of nearly 800 volunteers helps government censors by patrolling the Internet for pornography in their spare time.

LAST STAND: The volunteers, called "Nuri Cops," say they've faced complaints from sometimes baffled spouses and friends, and endured venom from anonymous online porn enthusiasts.

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