Breaking news from Bangkok’s The Nation
Ban on YouTube lifted after deal
Website to block clips offensive to Thais or that break Thai law
Published on August 31, 2007
The government yesterday lifted its ban on the YouTube website after the site’s management agreed to block any video clips deemed offensive to Thai people or those that violate Thai law.
Information and Communications Technology Minister Sitthichai Pookaiyaudom said local Internet surfers would now be able to access the YouTube site, which has been banned since April 3.
This follows an agreement between the Ministry of ICT and YouTube that the site would curb any clips which have contents considered an affront to Thai people or those that violate the Kingdom’s laws.
Unrelated Note: Google owns YouTube.