How to kill the thai internet industry ? Owner of free picture-hosting site arrested

Police arrested the owner of a free picture-hosting website after police traced pictures of a woman having sex with her ex-boyfriend to the site.

Siriporn Suwanpithak, 26, was arrested at his company in Pathum Thani.

He said he did not know that his site, http://www.212cafe.com was used to host the pictures of the woman.

The woman has filed complaints with police that her ex-boyfriend distributed her pictures taken while having sex with him on Internet.

The ex-boyfriend has been earlier arrested.

Police traced the sources of the pictures and found that they were hosted on Siriporn’s free-service site. (Nation)

Congratulations to the thai authorities. To arrest someone, as the owner of a hosting company, because some pictures -with no link with the owner- were hosted on the website… is simply astonishing.

I mean, if it was a least a political story (like the 29 websites accused of lese-majeste)… but here it’s just a ridiculous case.

And it will without any doubt send a clear sign to the thai internet industry : GET OUT ! Leave the country.

Potentially, all the thai public websites, located in Thailand, are threatened. Just upload a naughty picture… then complain to the police… Et voila.

😉

6 Responses to “How to kill the thai internet industry ? Owner of free picture-hosting site arrested”


  1. 1 free image hosting 23 May 2008 at 2:39 pm

    lol, that’s not his foult, every one up his albums

  2. 3 thaicrisis 24 May 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks VoiD for your… interesting comments.
    😉

    I would rather say : scary.

    The guy was sent to jail on may 22 at 10 PM.
    And then was released may 23 at 7h30 PM.

    1 day in jail, like a criminal, for a totally stupid story.

    Again, congratulations to the glorious thai police, always willing to serve and protect the thai people, with dedication and resolve.

    Ah ah ah ah ah. This country is on bad path…

  3. 4 absolutelybangkok 25 May 2008 at 3:55 am

    Maybe the owner was the ex-boyfriend?!?!

  4. 5 thaicrisis 25 May 2008 at 11:33 am

    No. The ex boyfriend was arrested too.

    It’s very clearly said on thai sources (Matichon etc.)
    http://www.matichon.co.th/news_detail.php?id=32506&catid=17

    And also the website of the owner (26 years old by the way):
    pook.212cafe.com


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