Sunday, March 06, 2005

Fun with the People's Democratic Republic of Korea

Boing Boing posts: North Korea promotes vacations with wacky Flash movie

An hour later the webmaster at the People's Democratic Republic of Korea website replaced that movie with a message scolding Boing Boing for having had the audacity, as Xeni Jardin puts it, to link to it:
Access to the requested object was denied.

Due to some inconsiderate people linking directly to our multimedia we were forced to take the content offline since it generated too much traffic.

This kind of careless linking to high-profile sites is typical of the internet where people no longer respect that such links could make free content less available.

We will never charge money to pay for the bandwidth, so if people are going to expect high-quality content they should make their own copy of the large file and share it from their own server.

Questions can be sent to for technical advice.

Thank you and have a nice day.
As Wil Wheaton puts it: " As Communists, their commitment to sharing leaves a lot to be desired."


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